Monday February 6th, 2023 9:06PM

Gwinnett County authorities search for accused hit and run suspect

By Lawson Smith Reporter

The Gwinnett County Police Accident Investigation Unit is working to identify the driver of a silver or white SUV who is accused of fleeing the scene of a fatal accident.

Authorities responded Tuesday afternoon to a fatal accident on Interstate 85 south, north of the Beaver Ruin exit. 

Earl Griffins IV, 40 of Atlanta, was ejected from his Honda Accord following a possible collision or near collision with the SUV. Griffith’s vehicle struck the median wall, which caused his car to roll over. After the impact, the SUV continued to travel southbound on Interstate 85 and fled the scene. 

The cause of the accident is still under investigation, but there is no indication of road rage at this time. 

Witnesses are encouraged to call or email GCPD Investigators with any useful information at ([email protected]) or Atlanta Crime Stoppers. Additionally, if anyone has any information to share in this case, please contact GCPD detectives at (678) 442-5653. To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Atlanta Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.  

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