COVINGTON — The Covington Police Department and Georgia State Patrol are investigating a hit-and-run accident that left a 39-year-old female pedestrian in critical condition.

The accident occurred Monday night about 9:45, according to a news release. Two females were attempting to cross West Street at Cannon Street when a vehicle topped the hill and struck both of them, then left the scene.

When officers arrived, one female was still lying in the road and the other was walking around the scene. A 39-year-old Socia Circle woman was life-flighted to Atlanta Medical Center in critical condition. The other victim, a 36-year-old woman from Covington, sustained minor injuries and was transported to Piedmont Newton Hospital.

The Covington Police Department and the Georgia State Patrol are conducting a joint investigation on the incident. They are asking that if anyone has any information about this incident, please call the Covington Police Department at 700-786-7605 or the Georgia State Patrol Post 46 (Monroe) at 770-464-1800.

Senior Reporter

Born and raised in Decatur, Ga. Graduated from Shorter College in Rome, Ga. in 1979 with B.A. in Communications. Worked in community newspapers for 26 years. Started at Rockdale Citizen/Newton Citizen in January 2016.