Athens police search for driver in fatal hit-and-run accident

By Kimberly Sizemore Anchor/Reporter
Posted 8:47PM on Thursday 23rd December 2021 ( 5 months ago )

A suspect has been identified in a fatal hit-and-run in Athens and police are searching for her whereabouts. 

The accident happened on Tuesday around 3:45 pm, according to the Athens-Clarke County Police Department (ACCPD). A pedestrian was walking on a sidewalk on North Avenue, just south of Strickland Avenue, when a car went off the road, onto the sidewalk, and hit the victim. The driver then drove away, leaving the area.

The victim was dead when officers arrived on the scene. The victim has not been identified.

After an investigation, ACCPD identified Amanda Gerrett, 31 years old of Athens, as the driver of the vehicle. Gerrett has warrants out for her arrest. The charges include first-degree vehicular homicide, felony hit and run, and failure to maintain lane. 

Anyone who knows where Gerrett might be located is asked to call 9-1-1.

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