Man arrested for deadly hit-and-run on Gordon Highway

By: Carter Coyle Email
By: Carter Coyle Email
Charles Green, 51, is charged with leaving the scene of an accident, which is a felony because it resulted in death. Blossom Wallace was hit and killed on Gordon Highway last week while pushing her shopping cart along the road.

Charles Green/WRDW-TV/January 6, 2012

Friday, Jan. 6, 2012

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- News 12 has just learned an arrest has been made in the deadly hit-and-run on Gordon Highway that killed 45-year-old Blossom Wallace last month.

Cpl. Bill Adams says Charles Green of Columbia County turned himself in to authorities Friday afternoon. Green, 51, is charged with leaving the scene of an accident, which is a felony because it resulted in death.

Green has been charged and booked in the Richmond County Jail. Cpl. Adams says they are waiting on the official warrant.

Investigators say Green did not wish to make an official statement regarding whether the collision was an accident or not. Cpl. Adams says Green has an attorney, and they will work out the details as soon as possible.

Around 4 a.m. Wednesday,Dec. 28, 2011 a Richmond County deputy and another witness noticed a woman's body on the side of Gordon Highway. They each notified dispatch around the same time.

Coroner Grover Tuten later identified the victim as 45-year-old Blossom Wallace.

Investigators say it seems the driver never swerved, slowed down or stopped. He hit Wallace on Gordon Highway, throwing her body against the bridge's wall and her shopping cart over the overpass onto the railroad tracks below.

Authorities believe Wallace was homeless and perhaps headed to a local recycling center to cash in cans.

News 12 will continue to keep you updated on the details of this hit-and-run investigation.

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