NEW DETAILS: Victim dies from injuries after hit and run on Forrest Rd., Gleason Ave.

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Published: Aug. 23, 2021 at 5:06 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - One person is dead from injuries after a hit and run near Forrest Road.

On August 22, at approximately 3:55 p.m., officers were dispatched to the intersection of Forrest Road and Gleason Avenue in reference to a car accident. Upon arrival, officers discovered that an accident involving three vehicles had occurred.

A male driver and female passenger had injuries from the accident and were transported to Piedmont Columbus Regional Hospital by EMS.

According to Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan, the male victim, identified as 20-year-old Wanya Wise, died Wednesday, August 25 at approximately 12:41 p.m.

The driver of one of the vehicles fled the scene on foot. Charges are now pending against the driver, according to Bryan.

Anyone having information related to this case is encouraged to contact Corporal C. Haynes at 706-225-4262.

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