College student dies after hit-and-run crash

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A college student died from his injuries sustained in a hit-and-run crash on Labor Day, and police are still searching for the driver responsible.

"I know somebody knows something. So to help bring him out, we made these signs. Hopefully they will come forward,"  said friend Kenneth Ballinger, who was there when 20-year-old Jonathan Walton was struck by the driver. Ballinger and his family have created signs that can be seen along Thompson Mill Road asking the public to come forward with any information for police.

DeKalb Police tell FOX 5 in the early morning hours of Labor Day, the friends were skateboarding down Thompson Mill Road when a driver in a white automobile struck Walton and fled the scene. 

Walton was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition; his family was later told Walton was braindead, and Thursday he was taken off life support and his family donated his organs.

Tuesday, Walton was set to start a college and career program called "Year-Up," and would have started classes and training for the IT field.

"He was excited, because he was finally going to be in a field he was interested in," said cousin Akiba Gilbert.

Anyone with any information can contact Crime Stoppers and  can remain anonymous.