Hit and run driver kills pedestrian on Atlanta Highway

Gainesville police are searching for a driver who they say hit and killed a pedestrian and then fled the scene.

Police say the crash happened before 11:45 p.m. on Sunday on the 1700 block of Atlanta Highway. A passerby saw the victim on the side of the road and called the police.

The victim, an unidentified Hispanic man, was pronounced dead by police at the scene.

Officials are now asking the public to help find the driver who left the scene. They believe he was traveling northbound on Atlanta highway near the flooring plant Beaulieu of America.

Investigators believe the suspect is driving either a full-sized Chevrolet pickup or an SUV manufactured between 1999 and 2005. The car will possibly have damage to the front passenger side area.

If you know anything that can help find the suspect, please call investigators at 770-535-5163 or by dialing 911.