June 20, 2021

Heard County authorities searching for fatal hit-and-run driver

(Franklin, GA) — Investigators with the Heard County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident in northern Heard County.

The accident happened around 8:00 PM Monday when a pedestrian was struck and killed on Armstrong Mill Road about midway between U.S. HWY 27 and Notnomis Road.

Police say a 20-year-old male was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators believe the man was possibly struck by a red, dark orange, or rust colored vehicle with a lower profile. The vehicle should have front end and windshield damage.

The driver of the vehicle left the scene and a search is ongoing to locate both the vehicle and the driver.

Authorities are not releasing the name of the victim at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with any information about this driver or vehicle is asked to contact Sgt. Dan Boswell with the Heard County Sheriff’s Office at 706-675-3329.

Stay tuned to HeardCitizen.com for further details as they become available.

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