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Hit-and-run claims man; investigation under way

Hit-and-run claims man; investigation under way

Posted: Monday, May 18, 2009 9:05 pm

  A bicyclist died Saturday night after a hit-and-run accident on Harris Road in South Fulton.

George Thomas Dysart, 50, of Fulton was pronounced dead at Parkway Regional Hospital in Fulton following an accident that occurred between 9:30 and 10 p.m., according to South Fulton Police Chief Andy Crocker. (See related obituary, Page 8.)

The accident remains under investigation by police and limited details were available at press time today, but Crocker said Dysart was riding a bicycle in the area of Harris Road beside the football field at the old school when he was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene. He was taken by ambulance to the Fulton hospital.

A description of the suspect vehicle was not available at press time today.

“We’re still looking for information,” Crocker said.

Crocker is urging anyone who has information about the accident to contact either the South Fulton Police Department at (731) 479-1311 or Crime Stoppers at 885-TIPS (885-8477). Callers to Crime Stoppers are guaranteed anonymity and could earn rewards for tips that solve cases.

Crime Stoppers may also be contacted by e-mail at ucpd@ci.unioncity.tn.us.
Published in The Messenger 5.18.09