He urged residents to be on the lookout for an older-model red Ford pickup, which went south on Jonesboro Road toward Jonesboro. It would have some damage on its right side.
Callaway also had a message for the driver.
“If you're seeing these reports ... please turn yourself in,” he said. “This is going to be weighing very, very heavily on you today, and please just come talk to us.”
The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the crash, police told AJC.com.
This was the second time Monday morning that officials in Clayton County were called to a deadly pedestrian crash.
An officer was hit by a vehicle while investigating a deadly pedestrian accident, blocking I-75 North in Clayton County for hours.
Clayton County police were on scene at C.W. Grant Parkway to investigate the pedestrian’s death. Multiple northbound lanes of I-75 just inside the Perimeter were shut down before 2:30 a.m.
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The officer’s injuries are not life-threatening, according to police. Details about the pedestrian hit by a vehicle have not been released.
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The officer did not suffer life-threatening injuries.