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Police seek suspect in vehicular homicide

By Linda Looney-Bond

lbond@news-daily.com

Clayton County Police on Friday issued a lookout for an alleged hit-and-run suspect, wanted for vehicular homicide.

Police say Patricia Salvador, 36, also known as Patricia Hernandez, was driving a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck Sept. 23 when she collided with an Atlanta firefighter, David Crockett, while Crockett was riding his motorcycle on Ga. Highway 85 near Webb Road.

At the time of the accident, Crockett sustained serious injuries and was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, according to a statement issued by Officer India Smith, a spokesperson for the Clayton County Police Department.

Crockett succumbed to his injuries on Friday, Smith said in the statement.

Salvador left the scene of the accident on foot, leaving her vehicle behind, according to Smith.

"Information was obtained from inside the vehicle, as well as from witness accounts, which led investigators to the identity of the driver," Smith said.

Warrants have been obtained for Salvador on several charges including vehicular homicide, failure to stop and render aid, reckless driving, failure to make an accident report, and failure to yield when turning left, police said. She is described as a Hispanic woman, approximately 5 feet, 5 inches tall, and weighing 180 pounds. Police believe she may have fled the state and possibly headed to Mexico, Smith said in the statement.

Anyone with information regarding Salvador's whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (404) 577-8477.