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Richmond County police identify second vehicle in fatal April 12 hit-and-run

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 5:10 PM
Last updated 6:51 PM
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Deputies are seeking a second vehicle which may have been involved in an April 12 hit-and-run that killed one teen and injured another.

According to a statement from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, the second vehicle is described as a dark in color Chevrolet Impala driven by a man who goes by the name Black. The exact color and year of the vehicle is unknown at this time.

Police are offering a cash reward for information leading to its location.

About 11:39 p.m. on April 12, Zykeith Harris, 14, and a second teen, who has not been identified, were struck while attempting to cross the eastbound lanes in the 1400 block of Gordon Highway. Zykeith, who was also struck by two additional vehicles, was pronounced dead at the scene by Chief Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose.

The second victim was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition, Sgt. Shane McDaniel said Tuesday.

Deputies are also seeking a mid- to late-1990s Toyota Corolla with front end and driver’s side damage. The driver’s side headlight should be damaged along with the driver’s side-view mirror. The vehicle’s front emblem is missing, and it may have gold aftermarket trim around its base.

Anyone with information can call the sheriff’s office at (706) 821-1483 or Richmond County dispatch at (706) 821-1080.

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Riverman1 04/23/14 - 05:43 am
I don't understand how a

I don't understand how a second vehicle can be involved in a hit and run. Were they crossing at an approved crosswalk?

Little Lamb
Little Lamb 04/23/14 - 08:15 am

The original newspaper report said they were not using a crosswalk.

Of course a second vehicle can be involved in a hit and run. Both were likely speeding and could not avoid the people in the road, whether the victims were standing or lying down.

Riverman1 04/23/14 - 10:40 am
It's complicated to me. I'd

It's complicated to me. I'd call that a second hit and run or another innocent driver who ended up being involved. My point is if the second vehicle hit someone lying in the road because he was hit by another vehicle or for some other reason, I don't believe the second driver is guilty of anything.

rmwhitley 04/23/14 - 11:20 am
Catch these

pond scum and eradicate them from the face of the earth.

carolouk 04/23/14 - 10:19 pm
May not be their fault they hit the kids...

BUT it is definitely illegal to LEAVE the scene. This is the part where the "innocent" driver ran afoul of the law. Even the second car who hit the kids HAD to stop. Attempt to render aid, call cops, ambulance, etc. There is no excuse for not stopping except for fear for your own safety and not knowing you hit someone. You have to be able to prove either one of those and that is not easy to prove. Also, if you fear for your life (if you stop in the immediate vicinity) then you find a safe place, pull over and call 911. Still no reason. The ones that ran are in big trouble and deservedly so.

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