Georgia Teen Killed in Hit-and-Run ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Georgia Teen Killed in Hit-and-Run

A teenager in Gwinnett County, Georgia was killed Wednesday night (20DEC06) after a car crashed into his bike and drove away. Jacob Palleta, 17, and Walter Lester, 17, were on the bike when they were hit by a Mitsubishi Eclipse, which was later found abandoned not far from the accident scene. Lester was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center with injuries, while Palleta was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The driver of the car has not yet been located.

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