Charges upgraded on Ellijay toddler hit-and-run - KMSP-TV

Charges upgraded on Ellijay toddler hit-and-run

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ELLIJAY, Ga.-- Ellijay police have arrested a man they say hit a toddler with a car and then drove off.

Eighteen-month-old Noah Pinson has died after being hit in the Gilmer County River Park parking lot around 9 p.m. Friday. And charges against the man have been upgraded.

The boy's father told police his son had been hit by a silver Ford Fusion with a "drive out tag." Police were able to track the vehicle to Waleska.

The driver was identified as 26-year-old Jordan Allen Hyde of Talking Rock. He now faces charges of leaving the scene of an accident, First Degree Homicide by Vehicle, DUI Drugs and two counts of Financial Transaction Card Fraud.

Police tell FOX 5 Hyde has admitted he was driving the car that hit the toddler. Hyde remains behind bars without bond.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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