Alabama man held in fatal I-85 hit-and-run

The man accused of failing to stop after striking and killing a pedestrian on I-85 has been arrested, the Georgia State Patrol said Tuesday.

Caderrickton Devance Barnes, 46, of Lanett, Ala., surrendered to West Point police late Monday and was transported to the Harris County jail, the GSP said. Barnes was charges with first-degree vehicular homicide, hit-and-run, failure to report an accident with death, tampering with evidence and driving on a suspended license in connection to the early Monday crash.

The pedestrian, who has not yet been identified, was hit between mile markers 1 and 2 on the northbound side of I-85. Police found the man around 2:30 a.m. while responding to a call about a tree partially blocking the interstate, GSP said Monday. The victim was taken to the GBI Crime Lab for an autopsy and identification.

GSP said Monday the suspect was believed to be driving a Pontiac Grand Prix. That vehicle, model year 2000, was located in Lanett, police said Tuesday.

Several agencies assisted with the crash investigation, including the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, West Point police, Lanett police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Harris County is located about 70 miles southwest of Atlanta.

— Staff writer Mike Morris contributed to this report.

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