Local hit and run victim needs help finding the culprit


The search for a hit and run suspect continues.

The car accident happened May 15 around 12:20 p.m. on I-20 Westbound near the Bobby Jones interchange.

Now the victim is speaking out and asking the CSRA for help.

Kelly Rowlett is lucky to be alive. She’s a nanny who was on her way to pick up the kids she looks after from school. On the way there, her life flashed before her eyes.

Rowlett said someone drove right into her. Sending her car flying into the air. It flipped five times before landing in an embankment and crushing the car with her inside of it.

Fortunately, Rowlett doesn’t have any major injuries, just some scrapes, and a minor concussion.

“Witnesses said they hit me and he did not come to a complete stop. He slowed down but as soon as, I haven’t even stopped flipping yet and he had already taken off. One of the witnesses actually drove after him but he got off the Bobby Jones exit so quickly that they were unable to catch him,” said Rowlett.

The suspect’s car is described as possibly a dark green Infinity SUV. Unfortunately, Rowlett didn’t get a good look at the license plate or a description of the driver.

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating this case and at this time they don’t have any leads. If you were in the area and saw the accident, you may have information police can use so don’t hesitate to call with any information. 

Their number is (706) 821-1000.

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