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Arrest made in N. Fayette hit-and-run case

A 64-year-old Fayetteville resident has been arrested for driving off after her vehicle struck a woman walking her son to the bus stop in north Fayette County Tuesday morning, sheriff’s officials said.

Verolyn Kennebrew was charged today with felony hit and run and also failure to maintain lane, according to Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb.

The victim and her son were walking to the bus stop in the Princeton Chase subdivision off Ga. Highway 314 when the incident happened around 6:50 a.m., Babb said.

The victim’s son had to run off to get help after Kennebrew fled the scene, leaving the pedestrian laying on the ground, Babb said. The victim was transported to Grady Hospital for treatment, and pieces of the vehicle were recovered at the scene, Babb said.

Those pieces were used to match with Kennebrew’s vehicle this morning as investigators conducted an extensive search of the subdivision around the same time the initial crime occurred, Babb said.

As of Wednesday afternoon the victim was recovering from her injuries in the Intensive Care Unit at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, officials said.



Michael Mumper's picture

I am a resident of Princeton Chase. From my perspective, Sheriff Babb's office did a fantastic job in finding the driver. Knowing that the woman driving was *leaving* the neighborhood when she hit the pedestrian (at 6:50 a.m.), the sheriff's office assumed that person was on their way to work and would return to the neighborhood. The sheriff had a car on patrol at the entrance to our neighborhood every minute after they arrived on the scene, until the driver DID return 24 hours later. The sheriff's office was prepared to hand out flyers, talk to every neighbor who left Princeton Chase that second morning, and stop any vehicle that matched the description left by the boy. That strategy worked. I sincerely appreciate the sheriff's smarts and determination in apprehending this hit-and-run suspect. Kudos.

NUK_1's picture

That's a very impressive effort to nail the perp who did this. FC is fortunate to have this kind of tenacious law enforcement effort.

We are neighbors to the lady that did the hit and run. She is a true witch. She always drives like a bat out of you know what in the neighborhood!! She never slows down for anyone or anything. Thank God the other lady was not killed. I really hope the judge throws the book at her.

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