Hit and run cold case information sought - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Hit and run cold case information sought

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Worth Co. hosts open house

    Worth Co. hosts open house

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:24:37 GMT
    It's already back to school time for some south Georgia students. Classes start tomorrow in Worth County.On Monday afternoon, all the schools held open houses for parents and students.At Worth County elementary, families got to met the teachers and get acquainted with the school.The Principal says the staff is ready, and parents told us they appreciated the open house."We are just going to keep going strong with things that we have done in the past, we had a very successful school year last y...More >>
    It's already back to school time for some south Georgia students. Classes start tomorrow in Worth County.On Monday afternoon, all the schools held open houses for parents and students.At Worth County elementary, families got to met the teachers and get acquainted with the school.The Principal says the staff is ready, and parents told us they appreciated the open house."We are just going to keep going strong with things that we have done in the past, we had a very successful school year last y...More >>
  • Lee Co. Woman speaks out about scary home invasion

    Lee Co. Woman speaks out about scary home invasion

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:20:11 GMT
    A Lee County woman says she'll think twice before opening her front door after a frightening home invasion.Tonya Stewart says Friday night a group of young people rushed inside her home and beat her up.Her husband ran to help. In the meantime, her 2-year-old niece suffered a busted lip.Stewart ended up with bruises and a black eye.“I just felt like my house was in danger and my life was in danger. I felt like I was gonna be killed or someone in my house was gonna be killed. I had a little gir...More >>
    A Lee County woman says she'll think twice before opening her front door after a frightening home invasion.Tonya Stewart says Friday night a group of young people rushed inside her home and beat her up.Her husband ran to help. In the meantime, her 2-year-old niece suffered a busted lip.Stewart ended up with bruises and a black eye.“I just felt like my house was in danger and my life was in danger. I felt like I was gonna be killed or someone in my house was gonna be killed. I had a little gir...More >>
  • Football coaches stress hydration as South Georgia heats up

    Football coaches stress hydration as South Georgia heats up

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:12:23 GMT
    Football is an intense, and grueling collision sport, and when South Georgia heats up, practice is even more stressful on the body."We don't wanna lose a kid because of the fact they are not hydrating themselves," says Monroe Head Coach Charles Truitt.That's why coaches stress the importance of staying hydrated on and off the field."We preach when they get home at night after football practice, to hydrate themselves and then we they get up in the morning hydrate themselves," says Truitt.After...More >>
    Football is an intense, and grueling collision sport, and when South Georgia heats up, practice is even more stressful on the body."We don't wanna lose a kid because of the fact they are not hydrating themselves," says Monroe Head Coach Charles Truitt.That's why coaches stress the importance of staying hydrated on and off the field."We preach when they get home at night after football practice, to hydrate themselves and then we they get up in the morning hydrate themselves," says Truitt.After...More >>

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) - Sylvester Police hope you can help them solve a shocking cold case.

In October 2005 a hit and run driver ran down Donna Frier on West Railroad Street.

She suffered in a hospital for six months before she died from her injuries.

The driver was never caught.

Now Sylvester Police are reopening the case and offering a reward in their search for justice.

37 year old Donna Frier was struck by a car October 24, 2005 while walking along West Railroad Street in Sylvester about 8:15 at night. The mother of two was hurled more than 40 feet from where she was struck.

 Frier's older sister Betty Jackson said "The only thing she could remember was looking back and seeing a white vehicle coming toward her. "

Frier suffered numerous broken bones in her spine, hips, and ribs. She spent more than six months in the hospital, and died May 5th, 2006.

Jackson said "It was like she was going to recover. She got back lively talking, and then she just took a turn for the worst."

Three years after her death no one has been charged in the fatal hit and run. Police Chief Alfred Anderson, who came to Sylvester last year, would not let Frier be forgotten.

Chief Anderson said "I feel an obligation, not only to her but to the citizens of Sylvester. That we need to know the truth behind this whole case."

Investigators have re-opened the cold case, and are offering a cash reward for anyone with information about who was behind the wheel when Frier was run down.

soundbite Detective Nathaniel Newton said "No, they don't have to give their name. Just talk to me. I won't ask your name or where you live or nothing like that. Just give me the information and I'll look into whatever you tell me."

Betty Jackson says Frier's family has never had peace since her sister's death, wondering who ran her down that night in 2005.

Jackson said "We would like to know what happened. My Mom would, so there could be some closure."

Sylvester Police are offering a reward for information to help them bring justice for Donna Frier.

If you have any information about the hit and run death in Sylvester in October 2005, you can call Sylvester Police at 776-8500 or 430-7725.

Feedback


©2009 WALB News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.