Georgia State Patrol troopers arrested a Statesboro woman Thursday who they say is responsible for the hit-and-run death of another woman.
Troopers are still not releasing the name of the white female in her 30s who was killed, since they have been unable to locate family members to inform them of her death, said Georgia State Patrol Post 45 Trooper First Class Jonathan Malone.
Jazmond Darrell Durden, of Lanier Drive, was booked into the Bulloch County Jail Thursday, but charges are pending as the investigation is incomplete, he said.
Around 3:37 a.m. Thursday, the victim was struck by a tan 2005 Chevrolet Impala, driven by Durden, on Lanier Drive near Ellis Apartments, Malone said. Initial reports from GSP were that the incident location was on Lanier at Veteran’s Memorial Parkway, which is close to the scene.
Durden, 28, drove a short distance away after striking the victim, then abandoned her car. She was located and arrested later that day.
Bulloch County Deputy Coroner Craig Tremble said the victim died at East Georgia Regional Medical Center due to her injuries, and her body was sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab in Savannah for an autopsy.
Durden is charged with homicide by vehicle, DUI/less safe, hit-and-run, and false statements and writings/concealing facts. She is currently held without bond in the Bulloch County Jail.
Malone said she appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, and further toxicology test results are pending.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Georgia State Patrol Post 45 at (912) 688-6999.
Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.