College Student Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver

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DeKalb Co. Police are looking for the driver who struck Jonathan Walton early Monday morning, as he and a friend were skateboarding along Thompson Mill Road.

"I heard a hit... a loud thump. And saw him flipping and rolling past me," said friend Kenneth Ballinger. The two were returning home from a local skate park.

"He hit him at 60 miles an hour.,slowed down... and kept going," Ballinger said.

DeKalb police said the vehicle involved is a white automobile with front-end damage.

Family members said Walton was in critical condition Monday afternoon at Grady Memorial Hospital and is battling internal bleeding and multiple broken bones.

Walton was supposed to start his first day of a college and career program Tuesday to earn college credits and train for the IT field.

"Jonathan is a great kid.. a great kid. Nobody deserves this," said cousin Akiba Gilbert.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Crime Stoppers.