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Search Ongoing for Driver in Adel Hit-and-Run Accident


The authorities are yet to find the driver who struck and killed 53-year-old Dwight McDuffie in an Adel hit-and-run accident on September 28.

The fatal accident occurred at 5:53 a.m. on Ga. 76 in the area of Cook Street in Adel, the Georgia State Patrol said. According to the authorities, a gray Chevy Tahoe was going north on Ga. 76 while a black Dodge Avenger was traveling in the opposite direction.

The Georgia State Patrol said the driver of the Tahoe went into a driveway to execute a U-turn and was attempting to go back onto the road when the vehicle collided with the rear passenger side of the Avenger.  The driver of the Tahoe fled the scene.

McDuffie was the driver of the Avenger. Cook County Coroner Tim Purvis said he was taken to a hospital in Valdosta where he succumbed to his injuries. 

His two passengers were also injured. Their names and ages were not released.

Officers later found the abandoned Tahoe in a wooded area in a lane off Cook Street and Industrial Park Drive.

The hit-and-run driver is yet to be identified but the GSP’s Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team is continuing the investigation.

It’s illegal to leave the scene of an accident but an estimated 11 percent of crashes involve hit-and-run drivers.

There are several reasons why people flee after they strike another vehicle. Some panic while others make a calculated decision because they are intoxicated, unlicensed or uninsured. Others know there are warrants out for their arrest and they would lose their freedom if the police catch them.

If you were involved in a crash with a hit and run driver, you may still be able to get compensation for your injuries and other losses. A Georgia car accident lawyer can help you with this.

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