Hit and run suspect arrested in Appling County

Appling County (WSAV) – Authorities in Appling County have arrested a suspect they say was involved in a hit and run accident that injured a pedestrian.

Officials tell us the incident happened on Satilla Church Road just before 6:30PM back on Tuesday, November 29. They say 18-year-old Yan Zhi was walking on the roadway when she was struck by a vehicle.  The vehicle then left the scene of the crash.

We’re told a joint investigation with Georgia State Patrol and the Appling County Sheriff’s Office led to the arrest of 39-year-old Rocky Mokay Wimberly of Baxley. Wimberly is being held in the Appling County Jail and has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident and serious injury by vehicle.

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