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COVINGTON — The driver who struck two women as they attempted to cross West Street at Cannon Street Monday night and then fled the scene could face a charge of vehicular homicide after one of the women died from her injuries. Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the driver.

Amy Barron, 39, of Social Circle, was life-flighted to Atlanta Medical Center following the accident, but she later passed away from her injuries. The second woman, a 36-year-old Covington resident, sustained minor injuries and was transported to Piedmont Newton Hospital.

The accident occurred about 9:45 p.m. on Oct.

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.