Driver wanted for dangerous I-285 hit-and-run

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Sandy Springs Police are still searching for the hit-and-run driver who left three people hurt on the side of Interstate 285, and loved ones of a victim hope the public can help find the person responsible.

"They are still out there. They could 100 percent hurt someone else,"  said Jesse Smithwick, the brother to Jeannie Smithwick. 

The 30-year-old woman has not yet regained consciousness since she's been in the hospital for 11 days. She has suffered head trauma, internal injuries and broken bones. 

Overnight on April 17, at the top of I-285 near Northside Drive, police said Smithwick and another driver got in a wreck and Smithwick's car caught fire; a Good Samaritan truck driver tried to put out the flames with a fire extinguisher. 

Police said a blue Ford Mustang barreled towards Smithwick, the other driver and the Good Samaritan and struck all three of them. The driver fled the scene. 

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Police are searching for that blue Ford Mustang with heavy front-end damage. They're asking anyone who may be able to identify the driver to call Sandy Springs Police Department at 770-551-6900. Tipsters can also contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS. 

Smithwick was a popular employee at THERE Gastropub in Brookhaven. The establishment is working to raise funds for her healthcare expenses with a GoFundMe account.