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Hit-and-run driver still sought
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Forsyth County News

Authorities still are searching for a man who fled the scene of a two-vehicle wreck last week in south Forsyth that seriously injured his female passenger.

Forsyth County Sheriff's Capt. Frank Huggins said the man, whose identity has not been released, could face felony hit and run charges.

"We still think he's in the area," said Huggins, adding that the man is a Forsyth County resident.

The man was driving a 2006 Chevrolet 1500 flatbed truck. Officials with the company for which the man was driving have declined to comment on the matter.

The injured woman, 23-year-old Cynthia Puckett, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

Huggins said Monday that Puckett was still at the Atlanta hospital, though he did not know how she was doing.

The wreck occurred about 6:15 p.m. Nov. 25 on Bethelview Road, just west of Polo Fields Parkway.

The truck hit a 2001 Ford Expedition driven by 38-year-old Angel Corona of Norcross.

Huggins said Corona was traveling east on Bethelview when he saw the truck "driving erratically" behind him.

Corona pulled into the right-hand turn lane of the Polo Fields subdivision to avoid the oncoming vehicle.

Huggins said the truck entered the turning lane, struck Corona's expedition from behind and came to a rest after hitting a tree.

Corona suffered some injuries, Huggins said, but is no longer hospitalized.

The driver ran away before authorities arrived. They searched the area with dogs, but could not find him.

The road was closed for about two hours and traffic rerouted through Polo Fields.