A Walton County teenager killed when he chased his skateboard may have been hit by four vehicles, investigators said Wednesday.
“It’s very rare that you get two cars that hit someone,” Sgt. C.D. Wilson Jr. with the Georgia State Patrol said. “Then we had three. Now believe we have four.”
Jacob Little, 16, of Monroe, died Tuesday morning while on his way to Monroe Area High School. Police believe Little’s skateboard slipped out from under him and he went to retrieve it, stepping into the path of a Ford pickup truck, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office said.
The impact from being hit pushed Jacob into the opposite side of the two-lane highway, where he was again struck, according to the GSP and the sheriff’s office. The teenager was hit by another vehicle and possible two, Wilson said Wednesday.
But as of Wednesday afternoon, only two drivers involved had been located.
One driver stopped at the scene of the wreck, but according to witnesses, two or three other drivers continued on Ga. 11. Late Tuesday, another driver told deputies he didn’t realize he had hit the boy.
“Once he realized what had gone on, he came straight to the sheriff’s office and has been very cooperative,” Wilson said.
Witnesses also reported seeing a silver Honda and possibly a large SUV, such as a Chevrolet Tahoe, Capt. Greg Hall with the sheriff’s office said.
“We just don’t know,” Hall said. “We don’t know if the Tahoe exists or not.”
A silver Honda was recovered Wednesday morning in Gwinnett County and was being searched. But investigators have not determined whether it was involved in the fatal wreck.
Both the GSP and sheriff’s office continue to investigate tips and are reviewing surveillance video from nearby businesses.