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Search on for driver who struck pedestrian north of Cumming
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Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding a vehicle similar to this that was reportedly involved in a hit-and-run collision with a pedestrian early Sunday on Canton Highway (Hwy. 20). The vehicle is thought to be a blue 2003-06 Nissan Sentra with a missing side mirror, fog light and headlight lens. - photo by Photo courtesy of the FCSO

CUMMING — Local law enforcement officials are looking for a hit-and-run suspect who reportedly struck a woman walking her dog early Sunday, leaving her in critical condition.

According to Epifanio Rodriguez, a spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect’s vehicle is thought to be a blue 2003-06 Nissan Sentra with a missing side mirror, fog light and headlight lens.

The incident happened between 4:15 and 5:45 a.m. on Canton Highway (Hwy. 20) near Tower Road, just northwest of Cumming, Rodriguez said.

The woman was found in a ditch some time later by a passer-by who noticed her dog standing by. The dog was not injured.

There are homes and a subdivision near the location, Rodriguez said, so it is not abnormal for pedestrians to be in the area.

The woman, whose name, age or any other identifying information have not been released, was taken by ambulance to an area hospital.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at (770) 781-2222 or send a private message to the agency’s social media accounts.