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Pedestrian dead after hit and run; victim identified, suspect vehicle impounded

An unknown driver hit and killed a pedestrian on Forsyth Street in Barnesville about 3 a.m. Sunday and fled the scene. The incident happened in front of the Barnesville Civic Center and is being worked by BPD and GSP investigators. Anyone with any information is asked to call BPD at 770.358.1244 or the sheriff’s office at 770.358.5159. UPDATE: The victim of the hit and run has been identified and a suspect vehicle impounded. Coroner Jim Smith has identified the victim as Claude Trespon Webb, 46, of 297 Weldon Rd. in Forsyth. Smith said Webb died instantly of head trauma. Relatives at the crash scene said Webb had been at a family gathering and was walking to his sister’s home not far from where he was killed. At noon Sunday, BPD and GSP investigators had located a suspect vehicle with damage to the undercarriage shroud parked in front of 121/123 South Oak Apartments, a few hundred yards south of where Webb died. The vehicle, a gray late model Nissan Altima, was impounded and taken to the sheriff’s office impound lot by Anderson’s Towing for processing. Neighbors said the owner of the Nissan lived at South Oak.

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