Gwinnett police looking for driver who struck, killed 66-year-old woman

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Gwinnett County police are working to identify a driver who left the scene after hitting and killing a 66-year-old woman Wednesday morning on a busy road in Norcross.

Investigators said the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run that killed Sadie Ware is believed to be a teal or green truck or SUV made between 1997 and 2002, police said in a news release. It has a broken headlight, according to police spokesperson Hideshi Valle.

The woman was struck about 7 a.m. on Indian Trail Lilburn Road between Singleton Road and Tech Drive as she crossed the road, police said.

Her son, who told Channel 2 Action News that the woman had a “medical issue,” had reported her missing to police, saying she had left home sometime between 3 and 6 a.m. “He said she wandered off,” Valle told the news station.

The suspect left the scene before authorities arrived.

Alyssa Marvin, who spoke with Channel 2 Action News as she walked in the area later Wednesday morning, said cars on the wide, multi-lane roads don’t always yield to pedestrians.

“It’s scary. I would start walking, and some of the cars can’t see you or they feel like they can speed up to go,” Marvin said. “They don’t stop for you or anything.”

The northbound lanes of Indian Trail Lilburn Road were closed in the area while police investigated, blocking traffic during and after the morning rush. The road was clear by 11 a.m.

Witnesses are asked to contact Gwinnett police investigators at (678) 442-5653 or Crime Stoppers at (404) 577-8477 or www.stopcrimeATL.com. Tipsters can remain anonymous and still receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment.

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