Suspect in custody in Rockdale hit-and-run that killed boy on bike

Deputies have arrested a driver accused of striking and killing a 10-year-old boy on a bicycle and leaving the scene, the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office said late Tuesday.

The fatal hit-and-run occurred about 8:30 p.m. Monday near the intersection of Ebenezer Road and Cherry Hill Lane, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Deputy Kyana Jackson said Tuesday. The child, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Unfortunately, the person didn’t stop,” Jackson said. “(They) had to have known that they hit something or someone.”

Around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, deputies stopped the vehicle believed to have been involved in the deadly crash.

“We currently have one suspect in custody,” Jackson said late Tuesday.

The name of the suspect was not released.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office’s tip line at 770-278-8188.