Family of deadly hit and run makes appeal to find driver

The family of a Grantville woman killed by a hit and run driver in April has made a public appeal to find the driver responsible for killing their loved one.

The family of 53-year-old Holly Chip made the appeal Tuesday for anyone with information about the driver to contact the Georgia State Patrol.

Chip died in the early morning hours of Monday, April 29 on Interstate 85 North near Hogansville.

In a statement to FOX 5 Atlanta, Chip’s daughter Somer Welch wrote, “She was a terrific loving mother and wife. She has left behind two daughters and a husband way before her time. It’s simply not fair that someone would hit her and leave her for dead without trying to assist her. Leaving our family in devastation like this is cruel.”

Investigators of the Georgia State Patrol Post 2 in LaGrange and the Troop D Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team made an earlier public appeal to help find the driver.

Investigators believe the vehicle may have damage to its right side and possibly to its front.

In her statement, the daughter added, “To impact anything is frightening and at times accidental but to not render assistance is immoral. We all have the responsibility to do so.”

Anyone with information about the driver is asked to contact Sgt. Doug Martin or a member of the Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team through the LaGrange Post Communication Center at 770-254-7201.