Fitzgerald Police search for hit and run driver

Fitzgerald Police search for hit and run driver
Police are still searching for the driver of a Ford truck who struck a 9-year-old and drove away. (Source: WALB)
Police Chief William Smallwood (Source: WALB)
Police Chief William Smallwood (Source: WALB)
Jaylin Coney (Source: Jasmine Coney)
Jaylin Coney (Source: Jasmine Coney)
Jaylin Coney was crossing North Merrimack Drive around two in the afternoon on Sunday. (Source: WALB)
Jaylin Coney was crossing North Merrimack Drive around two in the afternoon on Sunday. (Source: WALB)

FITZGERALD, GA (WALB) - Fitzgerald Police continued their hunt for a hit and run driver Tuesday night.

It was a 9-year-old boy who was hit and the driver just kept going.

Family said that Jaylin Coney was crossing North Merrimack Drive around two in the afternoon on Sunday.

That's when a driver struck him and didn't stop. Coney was flown to a hospital in Macon.

Police Chief William Smallwood said that the department has received several tips, but is still looking for a blue Ford truck.

"The only description he could give, and we could get from other witnesses, was that it was either a ford or dodge pick up truck," said chief Smallwood. "We've determined it was a dark blue Ford."

The victim's family said he remains hospitalized and is being treated for a broken leg and a concussion.

They said doctors are evaluating whether the 9-year-old will need a blood transfusion.

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