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Police suspect Toyota Corolla struck teens in fatal accident

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 10:18 AM
Last updated Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:55 AM
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Police think a 1990s-model Toyota Corolla might have been one of three cars that left the scene Saturday night after a fatal accident on Gordon Highway.

One teenager was killed and another seriously injured about 11:40 p.m. as they tried to cross the eastbound lanes of the 1400 block of the busy highway between Old Savannah Road and Doug Barnard Parkway.

The Corolla is believed to have struck both teenagers before leaving the scene. A witness told police Zykeith Harris, 14, was struck again by two more vehicles that also drove away. Zykeith was pronounced dead at the scene. The other teen was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center with serious injuries, deputies said.

Police believe one of the vehicles is a 1993 to 1997 model Toyota Corolla. The vehicle would have front and driver side damage and would be missing a headlight lens, driver’s side view mirror and a Toyota emblem from the front of the vehicle. The vehicle also might have gold trim around its base. The sheriff’s office is working to identify the other two vehicles involved in the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 821-1483 or 821-1080.

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InChristLove
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InChristLove 04/16/14 - 10:53 am
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Three people struck this

Three people struck this child and just drove off.....this sad world is not like it use to be.

useful
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useful 04/16/14 - 12:21 pm
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it is time to offer a large

it is time to offer a large reward on these sorry excuses for human beings. if reward is started I will gladly give to it.

curly123053
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curly123053 04/16/14 - 12:58 pm
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Pathetic

It is totally pathetic that at least one of these three drivers did not stop. What kind of people are driving the streets of Augusta? Obviously people who put a low value on human life!!

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rebellious 04/17/14 - 01:11 am
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A Corolla

I knew it! When I first read the article, I thought Corolla. No people involved, just a Corolla. Don't look for a person with remorse, or a car being repaired in the backyard...unless it is a Corolla. Man I hope they are accurate, cause if not, they just let the driver off a big hook.

bohica
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bohica 04/17/14 - 03:47 am
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Corolla, lets see it's only

Corolla, lets see it's only the most popular car in the world, should be easy to find.

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Bizkit 04/17/14 - 10:20 am
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With the damage to the car

With the damage to the car someone should notice it and report it. The individual should turn themselves in. If he gets body work done-he will likely get caught-you can bet the authorities are all over it.

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