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Have You Seen This Truck? Photo Released of Suspected Fatal Hit-And-Run Vehicle

DeKalb County Police have released a surveillance photo of a truck they believe ran over two children near the Tucker Walmart. One child died from his injuries.

DeKalb County Police have released this surveillance photo of a truck they believe ran over two children near the Tucker Walmart. Credit: Screenshot from WSB TV
DeKalb County Police have released this surveillance photo of a truck they believe ran over two children near the Tucker Walmart. Credit: Screenshot from WSB TV

DeKalb County police on Monday released a picture of the white camper truck they believe hit and killed a 2-year-old boy, ran over his sister, near the Walmart on Tucker Norcross Road.

Police say the driver hit the 2-year-old boy and his 4-year-old sister as they were standing next to the road with their mother about 5 p.m. Saturday.

Patch reader Jasmine Mitchell wrote that she was driving by the scene when the incident happened, and can’t believe the driver would not stop to help.

“I will be praying for this poor angel's family,” Mitchell wrote. “May he rest in peace... and may his family find comfort... and please let them catch this cold-hearted animal that kept driving.”

WSB TV reports the driver pulled up to the stop sign, then proceeded to turn onto Tucker Norcross Road. As he did, his vehicle ran over both of the children. Both children were taken to Scottish Rite Hospital, where the 2-year-old boy later died.

The girl is reported in stable condition Monday afternoon.

Police are now looking for the driver of the vehicle, described as a small, older model white truck with a camper on the back.

If you have any information, contact DeKalb County Police or Crimestoppers at 404-577-TIPS.

wle atlanta II April 07, 2014 at 05:10 PM
..or possibly a recent hastily removed camper...
wle atlanta II April 08, 2014 at 03:13 PM
truck is a 1993-2005 toyota tacoma base model with step bumper probably either in hiding now or fled the area wle
wle atlanta II April 08, 2014 at 08:56 PM
--or someone you know suddenly needs rides everywhere because their car [truck] is not available... ==or be on the lookout for abandoned vehicles that happen to be old white toyota tacomas... wle
wle atlanta II April 08, 2014 at 08:56 PM
--or someone you know suddenly needs rides everywhere because their car [truck] is not available... ==or be on the lookout for abandoned vehicles that happen to be old white toyota tacomas... wle
OD April 09, 2014 at 03:47 PM
In certain circles if you get out of your car after having struck someone, you're subject to be killed or at least beaten half to death. Happens all the time. I'd have probably run too, to the nearest police station.

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