Police asking for help identifying victim of deadly hit-and-run on Ga. 400

Police are attempting to identify the victim of a deadly hit-and-run in Sandy Springs.
Police are attempting to identify the victim of a deadly hit-and-run in Sandy Springs.

Credit: Georgia Department of Transportation

Credit: Georgia Department of Transportation

Sandy Springs police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the victim of a deadly hit-and-run on Ga. 400 last week.

The victim is described as a Black woman in her 30s with short hair that was dyed blonde, the police department said in a Wednesday news release. She was also wearing either a black dress or black shirt.

The woman was found dead about 2:45 a.m. last Wednesday in a northbound lane of the highway near Spalding Drive, AJC.com previously reported. According to witnesses, she was struck by a Honda Civic, whose driver fled the scene.

The next day, police tracked the damaged vehicle to Douglasville, where it was seized and its owner, 34-year-old Hugo A. Rodriguez-Perez, was arrested. He faces counts of first-degree vehicular homicide and hit-and-run, jail records show. Other charges are forthcoming, police said.

Rodriguez-Perez remains in custody without bond.

Sandy Springs police are working with the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office to try to identify the woman and are in contact with other agencies about missing person cases, according to Sgt. Salvador Ortega.

Anyone with information on the victim’s identity is asked to contact investigators at 770-551-6915 or send an email to sgilmore@sandyspringsga.gov.

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