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ACC Police Ask for Help Solving Hit-and-Run

Athens-Clarke County police are asking the public for information on the driver who hit and killed a pedestrian on the Loop Saturday.

Charles Sokol, a 22-year-old former University of Georgia student, was killed around 1:41 a.m. Saturday while running along the inner Loop near the Commerce Road interchange. Sokol, 22, lived in the Bridgewater subdivision off nearby Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

Police said the vehicle that hit Sokol was last seen headed east on the Perimeter and may have exited at Danielsville Road. The vehicle’s windshield and hood may have been damaged, and a side window was broken out.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $1,000 to anyone with information leading to the identification of the vehicle and driver. Anyone with information are asked to call Lt. Don Eckert at 706-208-1718 Xt 223, or Sgt. Jon McIlvaine at 706-208-1718 Xt 224. Those who wish to remain anonymous may leave a message at 706-705-4775