Semi driver found, arrested after fatal hit-and-run crash

The driver faces two felony charges

State patrol locates semi driver after fatal hit-and-run crash

GARDEN CITY, GA (WTOC) - The Georgia State Patrol is investigating after an 18-wheeler hit and killed a man on a motor scooter Wednesday morning and drove away.

The accident happened on Highway 25 near the SunTrust Bank around 9 a.m.

Corl is charged with a hit-and-run that kileld a 65-year-old man on a scooter.
Corl is charged with a hit-and-run that kileld a 65-year-old man on a scooter. (Source: Chatham County Detention Center)

Troopers said 71-year-old Jerry Corl hit and killed 65-year-old Ronald Robinson.

Authorities charged Corl with hit and run causing death, homicide by vehicle, leaving the scene and following too closely. A Garden City court arraigned him Wednesday and the jjudge didn ot give him bond.

Troopers say a witness saw Corl’s truck pushing the scooter and Robinson down the street before he drove away.

Troopers say after releasing a photo of the semi, Georgia Port Authority Police spotted the truck near gate 2 on River Street. They matched the damage on the truck to the damage the witness described, and called troopers and motor compliance.

Corl’s next bond hearing is scheduled on Oct. 10.

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