Law enforcement officials are asking for the public’s help in solving a Dec. 22 hit-and-run that took the life of a local woman. Officials have determined that the vehicle driven during the hit and run was a 2007 model or later white Buick Enclave.
Update from the Georgia State Patrol:
On Dec. 22, a trooper responded to a hit-and-run pedestrian fatality on Prior Station Road in Cedartown, Polk County. The pedestrian was traveling north on Prior Station Road in the lane of travel when she was struck by the right front of an unknown vehicle. The unknown vehicle continued north on Prior Station Road. The pedestrian (Ms. Kathy Chelsea A. Cochran) was pronounced dead at the scene. The report is not complete.
An investigation is continuing Monday into a hit-and-run accident that claimed the life of a woman Sunday evening near Cedartown.
She has been identified as Kathy Chelsea Cochran, says Polk County Coroner Tony L. Brazier. The victim’s body has been sent to the GBI crime lab for a “criminal autopsy,” he says. This was the fifth such accident occurring in the county, Brazier says, with two victims still hospitalized recovering from their injuries.
In Monday’s hit-and-run, Brazier says:
- Authorities were alerted to the body of a woman discovered at the intersection of Prior Station Road and Ga. 100 North around 6:35 p.m.
- Units from 911, fire and rescue, Redmond EMS and Polk County Police responded to the scene. The Georgia State Patrol was summoned as well.
- She was pronounced dead on the scene by Deputy Coronor Frankie Matthews.