Troopers search for 'persons of interest' in deadly hit and run

- The Georgia State Patrol released surveillance photos of individuals who troopers are calling persons of interest in a deadly hit and run over the weekend.

It happened Sunday night just after 10:15 p.m. along Holly Springs Road near Highway 113. Troopers said Joshua Smith, 19, of Rockmart, was killed while walking west along Holly Spring Road. A witness, who called 911, told investigators the vehicle didn’t stop.

Troopers said they are searching a dark pickup truck with a lift kit, oversized tires, and a loud exhaust.

Monday night, troopers released images of individuals who investigators want to speak with about the crash.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Georgia State Patrol SCRT at 706-624-1484 or GSP Post 29-Paulding at 770-222-6174.

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