Woman killed crossing the road

By Daniel Silliman


A 43-year-old woman was hit by a sports utility vehicle and killed early Friday morning, while walking across the intersection of Riverdale Road and Garden Walk Boulevard.

The vehicle, reportedly black or dark in color, left the scene, Clayton County Police said.

Police found Jeanette Henderson, of College Park, lying face down on the northbound side of Riverdale Road. There were tire tracks over her legs and massive damage to her head, Traffic Investigator Tommy Cash reported.

Her shoes and a pair of pink-colored glasses lay next to her, police said. She was pronounced dead on the street, at about 1:23 a.m.

She was wearing dark clothing, according to the police report.

Witnesses told police the woman had been hit by the SUV, which then turned east on Garden Walk and left the scene. She was then was hit by two other cars, the witnesses said.

Henderson was identified through her finger prints, and police found her boyfriend of 24 years in an apartment across the street from the scene, Cash wrote in the police report.

Henderson's boyfriend told police she had left the Highland Cover apartment at 11 p.m., and was walking a friend home. She drank two beers before leaving, he told police, according to the report.

Anyone with information about the hit-and-run is asked to call police at (770) 477-3648.