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Hundreds attend vigil for teen killed in Walton County hit-and-run


Troopers from the Georgia State Patrol in Monroe are searching for drivers involved in a fatal hit-and-run of a teenager Tuesday morning in Walton County.

Jacob Little, 16, was riding his skateboard to Monroe Area High School when he lost control of the skateboard and went to retrieve it.

While retrieving the skateboard, Little was hit by four vehicles.

The sequence, according to investigators, was that Little got hit first by a Honda, then a Ford Ranger, a Chevrolet S-10 and finally a tan Tahoe.

Troopers said the driver of the Ford Ranger stayed on scene following the crash.

Investigators said after seeing news reports late Tuesday, the driver of the Chevrolet S-10 came forward to Walton County deputies. The driver was interviewed and the truck was processed. It was determined that his vehicle was one of four vehicles that struck the pedestrian.

Little was hit on the 1200 block of Highway 11. Little was just a couple hundred yards away from the high school when he was struck. 

Troopers were called to the area at 1245 North Broad St. near Double Springs Church Road in Monroe around 6:40 a.m.

"One car that hit him the third time, they stopped," said one witness who did not want to be identified. "The [third car was] the only one who stopped out of all them."

"Just unbelievably selfish for someone just to take someone's life like that, and walk away with no indication to even call [911]," said Little's friend Samantha Meehan.

The boy's family is praying that the drivers will come forward.

The boy's father Randy Little told CBS Atlanta News he believes his son's death was an accident.

"I would just like to know who the people are about in life. What did they do? What were the last moments of my son's life?" said Little.

At a candlelight vigil for Little on Wednesday night, his brother Jeremy fought back tears and anger about how his brother died.

"They left him to die, they left him to die on the side of the road," Jeremy Little said. "They left, Jacob Roy Little, as a deer, as a piece of trash they never stopped to help."

Jeremy Little and his father held the vigil where hundreds of peoplein the community rallied to have the road where Jacob Little died made safer.

"We need speed limit signs, with a school zone, sidewalks, crosswalks. If we don't have it then Jacob died in vain," Jeremy Little said.

Hundreds of signatures were collected on a petition to be given to officials to start the installation process of the safety features.

The search continues for the driver of a silver Honda Civic or Honda Accord and a tan Tahoe. Investigators believe the Honda will have front end damage.

Anyone with information is asked to call either the Walton County Sheriff's Office, 770-267-2391, or the Georgia State Patrol in Monroe, 770-464-1800. will have more information as it becomes available.

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