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Police continue hunt for hit-and-run driver who killed boy, 2, hurt his sister

DeKalb County police have released the photo of the possible suspect in a hit and run that killed a 2-year-old boy and seriously injured his sister.
DeKalb County police have released the photo of the possible suspect in a hit and run that killed a 2-year-old boy and seriously injured his sister.
DeKalb County police

Police on Tuesday continued their search for the hit-and-run driver who struck two children, killing the 2-year-old, in DeKalb County over the weekend.

A witness told police the man struck the children at high rate of speed and then stopped - but only to throw a beer bottle out the window before he fled the scene.

On Monday, DeKalb County police released a picture of the possible suspect's vehicle.

Shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday, the first officer responded to 3201 Tucker Norcross Road, according to the police report.

The children's mother, Ms. Vashtia Lindsay told police she was standing on the curb near the Tucker Walmart entrance with Meyaria Lindsay, 4, and Caleb Lindsay, 2, when they were struck by the vehicle, the report showed.

The mother and her two children were waiting to cross the street when the man in a small, older model white truck with a camper on the back pulled up to the stop sign, police said.

"The driver came up behind her at a high rate of speed, hit the two children, then fled the scene," Ms. Lindsay told police.

The vehicle then fled toward Jimmy Carter Boulevard, police said.

A witness, Mr. John Godfrey told police the vehicle drove up onto the curb and struck the children.

"(The driver) stopped a few feet from the location, throw a beer bottle out the window, and left the area," Mr. Godfrey said.

Another witness, Ms. Marcele Mitchell, of Douglasville, said the pick-up truck almost struck her.

The children were taken to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite where Caleb died, police spokesman Capt. Steven Fore said.

He said the girl was in good condition Tuesday and is expected to make a full recovery.

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