Police still looking for driver who hit, killed toddler in DeKalb

A driver who hit two children in DeKalb County, killing one of them, stopped just long enough to throw a beer bottle out a pickup truck window before driving off, a witness to the Saturday afternoon wreck told police.

Police were still searching for the driver on Monday.

About 5 p.m. Saturday, Caleb Lindsay, 2, and his 4-year-old sister, Meyaria, were standing at the entrance of a Tucker Walmart with their mother, waiting to cross the road, DeKalb police spokeswoman Mekka Parish told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

At the same time, a man in a small, older model white truck with a camper on the back pulled up to the stop sign, she said. As the he turned right onto Tucker Norcross Road, he ran over the siblings and kept driving, Parish said.

The children's mother, Vashti Lindsay of Tucker, was not injured.

The children were taken to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite with serious injuries, but Caleb did not survive. Though the extent of the girl's injuries were not known, Parish said she was expected to recover.

According to an incident report obtained Monday by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a witness told investigators that the hit-and-run driver drove up on the curb and struck the children, stopped a few feet away, threw a beer bottle out the window and left the area.