Police searching for suspect in deadly hit-and-run

hit and run carDeKalb County police are searching for a suspect that was involved in a hit-and-run that killed a toddler.

The incident occurred April 5 at approximately 5 p.m. Caleb Lindsay, 2, and his 4-year-old sister, Meyaria, were standing at the entrance to the Walmart shopping center, located at 3201 Tucker Norcross Road, along with their mother Vashti Lindsay of Tucker. The family was waiting to cross the road, according to DeKalb Police spokeswoman Mekka Parish.

The suspect pulled up to the stop sign, and then made a right turn onto Tucker Norcross Road.  As he did, the suspect’s vehicle ran over the two children, Parish said.

Both children were transported to the hospital, but the 2-year-old boy died from his injuries. His sister is expected to recover, according to Parish.

The suspect, who is described as a Hispanic male, fled the scene. He was driving a white Toyota Tacoma with a camper in the rear. A picture of the truck involved taken from surveillance video prior to the accident.

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