Police: Hit-and-run driver strikes, kills officer
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) - Police are urging a suspected hit-and-run driver to surrender after they say he struck and killed an officer who was helping a stranded motorist south of Atlanta.
Henry County police Sgt. Joey Smith said the officer was helping the driver on North Henry Boulevard when an Ford F-250 pickup truck slammed into him around 6:40 p.m. Monday.
Authorities say the truck struck the officer and a second motorist who had stopped to help, then kept going east toward Rockdale County.
Georgia State Patrol officers said the truck's front, left side is believed to be damaged and the side door mirror is missing.
Smith told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/T0NpKy) that both victims were taken to Atlanta Medical Center with serious injuries, but the officer did not survive. His name wasn't immediately released.
Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com