Associated Press Release
CEDARTOWN, Ga. (AP) -- Police say a man driving a car with two children inside crashed, pulled the kids out of the vehicle and then ran away.
State patrol spokesman Gordy Wright says one of the children, a 6-year-old boy, was killed and a 5-year-old girl was seriously injured in the one-car wreck Sunday morning.
Wright says a 2009 Pontiac G6 was driving along Tallapoosa Highway near Cedartown Sunday morning when it veered off the road, hit a ditch and overturned.
Wright says a witness told troopers the driver, 42-year-old Robert Nelson Wood, of Tallapoosa, pulled two children from the car and ran away.
The girl was being treated at a hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Wright says a state patrol helicopter is searching for Wood.