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Police seeking help in finding fatal hit-and-run driver

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Police are seeking help from the community in locating Concepcion Cruz, the driver of a fatal hit-and-run accident that killed 2-year-old Caleb Lindsey.

DeKalb County Police named Cruz the suspect in the April 5 incident on April 10 at a press conference.  

Witnesses said Cruz was driving a white pickup, racing through the parking lot of the Walmart on Tucker Norcross when he struck Caleb and his 4-year-old sister Meyaria, but never stopped. Mother of the children, Vashiti Lindsey, said she screamed at the top of her lungs for Cruz to stop. Vashiti was not injured in the incident.  

Other witnesses told investigators that the hit-and-run driver drove up on the curb and struck the children, stopped a few feet away, threw a beer bottle out of the window and left the scene.

Police said Cruz, 57, is a resident alien from El Salvador and they believe he may be trying to escape back to El Savador to avoid arrest. They have placed Cruz on the do not fly list. Agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are now involved in the search.

Surveillance video showed Cruz driving a white Toyota Tacoma with a camper on the back during the incident. Cruz’s truck was found in Gwinnett County on April 9. A search warrant and arrest warrants are being prepared.

If you have any information on the incident or the whereabouts of Cruz, call 404-577-TIPS. You can remain anonymous and still receive a reward for the information that can lead to the successful arrest and prosecution of Cruz. The family has setup a website, www.ourangelcaleb.com, to assist with funeral expenses.   

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