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Man surrenders in hit-and-run death


MONROE, GA. Georgia State Patrol officials say a man has surrendered to authorities in the hit-and-run death of a 16-year-old boy.

Investigators said Wednesday that a man went to the Walton County Sheriff’s Office after watching the news Tuesday night to turn himself in.

Officials say damage from the man’s car confirmed that he was involved in the teen’s death.

Authorities have said Jacob Little was trying to retrieve his skateboard when he was hit by a series of cars Tuesday morning.

Authorities initially thought the teen was hit by three cars and now say he might have been hit by four.

The drivers’ identities have not been released.

In other news

GEORGIA REP. JOHN Barrow said Wednesday that he expects the U.S. House to take action this fall toward eliminating a final bureaucratic obstacle to deepening the channel used by cargo ships to reach the Port of Savannah.

GOV. NIKKI HALEY’S campaign has reimbursed taxpayers $7,600 for out-of-state fundraisers over the past fiscal year, as per an agreement with agencies that provide her security detail, her campaign spokesman told The Associated Press on Tuesday.