In late October, a woman was found by authorities dead on the side of a DeKalb County road after being hit by a car. According to one local news report, police revealed that the woman’s body was found around Glenwood Road at around 9:30 p.m. At the time of discovery, the authorities believed that the woman was just the victim of a hit-and-run, but further investigation revealed that she had been shot in the head as well.
According to witness reports and 911 logs, gunfire was called in shortly before the woman was found on the side of the road. However, the police chief has not confirmed that those calls were related to the woman’s death. Regardless, it seems clear at this point that this is at least a hit-and-run accident, and perhaps something more sinister.
Georgia’s Strict Rules Concerning Hit-and-Run
A hit-and-run accident is considered one of the most serious vehicle-related offenses in Georgia. These types of accidents often entail more serious punishments than DUI convictions. In many instances, a hit-and-run occurs because the other driver is afraid of the consequences he or she will face because of hitting another individual in an accident that the driver caused.