Pooler police seek info in fatal hit and run

Local News

POOLER, Ga. (WSAV) – The Pooler Police Department is investigating a deadly hit and run crash that claimed a woman’s life over the weekend.

Authorities have now identified the victim as Janette Magwood. She was 56.

According to Pooler Police, Magwood was walking to work early Sunday morning when she was struck on Pine Barren Road near Morgans Corner Road.

The department’s traffic unit believes the suspect vehicle is gold- or silver-colored, with front-end damage and missing windshield wipers.

While police are seeking info on the vehicle and driver, they say it’s possible the person responsible might have thought they hit something else.

“Having been dark and rainy, there is the possibility that the driver may not have known that they actually hit a person,” Chief Ashley Brown stated. “Deer versus vehicle crashes are very common in that area.”

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Pooler Police at 912-748-7333.

Information can also be submitted to CrimeStoppers anonymously a 912-234-2020.

Copyright 2022 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories