Reward offered in hit and run death case

Reward offered in hit and run death case
Early Co. Sheriff William Price (Source: WALB)
Early Co. Sheriff William Price (Source: WALB)
Brandon Williams (Source: WALB)
Brandon Williams (Source: WALB)

EARLY CO., GA (WALB) - A family is reaching out to the public for help in solving a hit and run case. They are offering a reward for information leading to an arrest.

The family says they're looking for closure and they're offering as much as $2,500 dollars for information leading to an arrest.

Wearing their shirts proudly, the family of 49-year-old Sammy George gathered at the Early County Sheriff's office to reach out to the public in hopes of bringing closure in George's death.

In August 2014 George was killed less than a block away from his home in a hit and run accident.

"We received an emergency call that a man was lying beside the road bleeding. Upon arrival officers identified him to be Sammy George," said Early County Sheriff William Price.

George's brother was serving overseas in Afghanistan when it happened.

"I wasn't able to make it to the funeral or anything and it still, it's killing me now," said his brother Brandon Williams.

Deputies followed up on several leads.

"We actually took in several big vehicles and inspected them for blood spatter and we talked to everyone we knew that could possible have any information," Sheriff Price.

But those soon ran cold. The family says they're offering a reward in hopes of new information.

In the meantime they're remembering George for the good person he was.

His family says he was an outgoing people person, loving and caring, and the type to give you the shirt off his back.

They plan to be his voice till his case is solved.

"We are the voice for Sam. He can't speak. So his family is the voice and we are going to be the voice until the day we die," said Williams.

Sheriff Price says community involvement is vital in solving cases like this.

"We can only be in so many places so it takes community involvement to get cases solved," he said.

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