Columbus PD: Search continues for vehicle in deadly Victory Dr. hit-and-run

Published: Dec. 5, 2022 at 8:15 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 8, 2022 at 4:40 PM EST
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The Columbus Police Department is searching for a suspect in a deadly south Columbus hit-and-run investigation.

On Dec. 5, around 6 p.m., officers responded to the 1800 block of Victory Drive following reports of a person being hit by a vehicle.

Police say upon arrival at the scene, a female, later identified as 28-year-old Tomisha Hayes of Knoxville, TN, was found lying in the middle of the road.

The driver of the vehicle left the scene before authorities arrived.

Through further investigation, authorities learned Hayes was crossing the roadway in front of Dolly Madison Bakery when a light four-door sedan struck her. Police say the car may have damages to the front driver-side door.

Hayes was pronounced dead at 7:47 p.m. by Deputy Coroner Dustin Harrelson.

Anyone with information on this incident, contact Cpl. R. Hall at 706-225-4040.