Gainesville police are searching for the driver who hit and killed a man and left him on the side of the road.

Driver sought in deadly hit-and-run

Authorities are searching for the driver who hit and killed a man and left him on the side of the road in Gainesville.

Officers were dispatched to the scene about 11:45 p.m. Sunday in the 1700 block of Atlanta Highway after a witness found the man and called 911, Gainesville police Sgt. Kevin Holbrook said.

The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.

Before police arrived, the driver left the scene in a Chevrolet pickup truck or SUV that was manufactured between 1999 and 2005. Investigators believe the vehicle headed north on Atlanta Highway in the area of the Beaulieu of America flooring plant. 

“The vehicle should have front end damage, specifically to the passenger side area,” Holbrook said in a statement. 

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the crash or may have seen the vehicle in the area of Atlanta Highway and Memorial Park Drive between 10 p.m. and midnight to come forward. 

“It is important to remember that any and all information may be valuable to help solve this crime,” Holbrook said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family and friends.” 

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call crash investigators at 770-535-5163 or 911.  

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