Saint Simons teen arrested in connection to weekend hit-and-run that caused severe injuries

Saint Simons teen arrested in connection to weekend hit-and-run that caused severe injuries

SAINT SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (WTOC) - A Saint Simons Island teen has been arrested in connection to a hit and run over the weekend that seriously injured another teen.

Officials with Glynn County Fire and Police responded to a crash around 2 a.m. on Saturday involving a pedestrian on Frederica Road, near Saint Clair Drive.

Police say 19-year-old Rilyn Ellis of Saint Simons was found seriously injured and laying in the roadway by a passing motorist. Police say the driver of the vehicle got away from the scene before the passing motorist arrived.

Ellis was transported to the Southeast Georgia Health System - Brunswick Campus Emergency Department in serious condition. He was later transferred to UF Health Jacksonville.

Police located 19-year-old Michael Harris and the vehicle involved on Monday evening. Harris has been arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving injury, as well as causing serious injury by vehicle.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are anticipated. If you have any information regarding this investigation, please contact Officer Rusch at 912.554.3645, or the Silent Witness Line at 912.264.1333.

If you’d like to help Ellis’ family with hospital costs, you can visit the Go Fund Me page here.

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