FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. - A Fayetteville woman faces several charges, including DUI, after police said she hit two pedestrians with her pickup truck and fled the scene.
Police said the pedestrians were walking along Hood Avenue just after 9:30 a.m. on Saturday handing out literature from their church when a white older model Mazda pickup truck struck them. A 16-year-old girl was rushed to Piedmont-Fayette Hospital where she died from her injuries. The second victim, a 67-year-old older woman, was treated at the scene for injuries that were not life-threatening.
Witnesses were able to provide police with the license plate number of the runaway truck. Not too far away, Fayette County Deputies spotted the vehicle. They arrested 42-year-old Marcia Annette Demarcus. She's charged with DUI Drugs, Vehicular Homicide, Reckless Conduct, two counts of Failure to Render Aid and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. Demarcus is being held on a $289,100 bond.
The victims attended Middle Fayette Church of Christ. Police are not releasing the name of the 16-year-old victim.