Arrest Made in Harris County Hit and Run Death

June 17, 2014

Tuesday, June 17:

The Georgia State Patrol has made an arrest in the fatal hit and run crash Monday morning on Interstate 85 in Harris County.  The pedestrian victim was hit between mile markers 1 and 2 on the northbound side.  The first call was received around 2:30 a.m.

Troopers have charged Caderrickton Barnes, age 46, from Lanett, Alabama with first degree vehicular homicide, hit and run/leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident with death, tampering with evidence, and driving on a suspended license.  Barnes was taken to the Harris County Jail.  He turned himself in to West Point Police Monday night.

He is charged with striking a pedestrian on the interstate early Monday and leaving the scene of the crash.  The suspect vehicle, a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix, was located in Lanett.

The person killed has not been identified and has been taken to the GBI Crime Lab for an autopsy and identification.  The victim was found when authorities responded to a call of a tree partially blocking the interstate around 2:30. 

Special thanks to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, West Point Police, Lanett Police, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for their assistance in the crash investigation.

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Monday, June 16:

The Georgia State Patrol is asking the public’s help in locating a vehicle and driver involved in a fatal hit and run crash this morning on Interstate 85 in Harris County.  The victim was hit between mile markers 1 and 2 on the northbound side.  The first call was received around 2:30 a.m.

Evidence at the scene indicates the vehicle troopers and deputies are seeking is a Pontiac Grand Prix between model years 1997 and 2003, and may be either a 2 or 4-door model.  The vehicle will have damage to the right front corner and the windshield.  The vehicle may also be missing the right side passenger window.

Anyone with information on the vehicle or driver is asked to call the Georgia State Patrol Communications Center in Newnan at 770-254-7201 or the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim was found when authorities responded to a call of a tree partially blocking the interstate around 2:30.  The victim has not been identified at this time.