UPDATE: Smyrna cops need help identifying driver in fatal hit-and-run

Smyrna police are asking for the public’s help to find the driver of a fatal hit-and-run crash from early Thursday.

Police said in a news release that they got a call about 6:40 p.m. of a pedestrian hit at South Cobb Drive and Ask Kay Drive.

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Investigators described the suspect’s vehicle as a white Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck from the early 2000s with a large tool box mounted in the bed of the truck and heavy damage to the driver’s side.

Cops pointed out the unique license plate mounted on the front bumper: a red, white and blue “USA-1” tag.

The rear license plate is a Georgia tag, possibly reading “RFM369” or “RFN369.” It was last seen heading south on South Cobb Drive toward Concord Road. The driver was described as a man between the ages of 20 and 30 years.

Anyone with information can call the police at 770-434-6666 or email a tip to

Police said the victim is between 50 and 60 years old. Investigators initially asked for help identifying the victim, but said in a statement Saturday morning that they had identified him. They did not release his name.

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