Forsyth County authorities are asking for public assistance in locating a suspect allegedly responsible for a wreck on Canton Highway that killed an unborn child over the weekend.
Nicolas Alonzo-Ramos, 25, of Canton has been identified as the alleged driver of a GMC Envoy that struck another vehicle head-on before fleeing the scene with two other suspects on July 21.
According to Cpl. Doug Rainwater, spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, at about 3:30 p.m. the GMC lost control while traveling east down Canton Highway and veered into the westbound lane, striking a Honda Pilot SUV.
He said that the passenger of the GMC, a 26-year-old woman, was eight months pregnant and was rushed to a local hospital.
Later, it was reported to the sheriff’s office that the woman’s unborn child was killed due to the violent wreck, Rainwater said.
In a press conference held Friday afternoon, Forsyth County Sheriff Ron Freeman said that they are working with the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Agency to find Alonzo-Ramos.
“He is in the wind right now, and we need to bring him to justice,” Freeman said. “Three of the people in that car, including the driver, left the scene, ran from it, and they left an eight-month pregnant woman lying on the pavement.”
Freeman said that in the days since the wreck they have determined that the 26-year-old woman was unrelated to Alonzo-Ramos or the other passengers of the GMC, and they believe that the vehicle was being operated as an “unregistered-type car service.”
Freeman said that they have also determined that Alonzo-Ramos lived in Canton and worked locally at a business in Forsyth County.
When caught, Alonzo-Ramos will face charges of homicide by vehicles, hit and run, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane and driving without a valid license. Freeman said that they expect additional felony counts will be handed down to Alonzo-Ramos in the future.
“I’ll go anywhere in the United States to find this individual, and we will bring him back to justice here in Forsyth County,” Freeman said.
The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office asks that anyone who can help them in locating Alonzo-Ramos call (404) 577-TIPS. They say that Crime Stopper will pay up to $2,000 for information leading to his capture.
The two other passengers, if caught, will also be charged with failure to render aid, which Rainwater said is standard for suspects that flee the scene of a serious accident.
This wreck will be investigated by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Specialist Unit.