One in custody after fatal hit and run

One in custody after fatal hit and run

TIFTON, GA (WALB) - Police said one person has been arrested in connection to a hit and run that left one person dead.

The incident happened Sept. 26 on Armour Road.

According to officers, 62-year-old Jannie Lester was walking along the road when she was hit and killed.

A passing driver saw Lester and called 911.

Authorities said they arrested 28-year-old Jacoby Johnson the same day.

He was charged with felony leaving the scene of an accident.

Johnson was booked into the Tift County Jail.

"The tip being called in was key to this arrest being made," said Detective Billy Jones with Tifton Police. "Also personnel with the Tift County Sheriff's Office and personnel with the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, it was truly a team effort."

Officers impounded a vehicle believed to be involved in the hit and run and took it for processing by the GBI.

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