UPDATE: Driver takes off after hitting, killing man walking his dog, authorities say

A man was hit by a car and killed while walking his dog Monday morning in Barrow County, and authorities are now searching for the driver responsible. 

Someone continued driving after hitting Marvin Barnes, 66, of Statham, according to the Barrow County Sheriff’s office. Barnes was walking his dog about 6 feet back from Jefferson Road in Statham when the car “lost control and left the roadway, striking him,” the agency said in a news release.

The dog was also hit and killed.

Sheriff’s office spokesman Maj. Ryan Sears said Tuesday the vehicle has been found but would not release the location. The search continues for the driver.

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Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Investigator J.D. Gann at 770-307-7669. Those who want to remain anonymous can leave a voicemail.  

In other news:

The man was hit along Silvan Road early Saturday morning

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