Police release surveillance photo of pickup truck that struck and killed a 2-year-old boy in Tucker. His mother pleads for help
TUCKER, Ga -- The mother of a 2-year-old boy is making a plea to help find the driver of a pickup truck who killed him. DeKalb County Police said the boy and his family was hit by the truck Saturday afternoon while they were waiting to cross the street.
Vashti Lindsay told 11 Alive News she and her son Caleb and her 4-year-old daughter Myeria were standing on the curb waiting to cross Tucker Norcross Road when the pickup truck jumped the curb. "After he realized that he hit my kids I said please sir, stop, stop, stop," she said. "He kept flying like he didn't care."
Caleb was pronounced dead at the hospital. His sister was treated and released. She suffered a broken arm and scrapes to her face. "It's too much for me," Lindsay said. "If anybody has anything please help me, please help me."
A witness to the incident told police he saw the driver of the pickup truck stop for a moment and throw a beer bottle out of the vehicle before speeding off.
Lindsay said she wanted to talk to 11 Alive News to help police catch the man who killed her son. "I can't get this scene of what he did to my children out of my head," she said. It's like a life and death situation that this guy gets caught for the sake of my son who is a two year old innocent baby who didn't deserve to get hit like that."
DeKalb County investigators tracked down a surveillance video from a shopping center near the scene that shows the pickup truck just before the hit and run. The vehicle is described as a 1997-2000 Toyota Tacoma. The vehicle is white and has a camper on the back.
"Not that many out there now have camper shells on the back, so that should also stand out to the public," said Captain Steven Fore.
If he's caught it probably won't make it easier for a mother who cried "It's so much pain". But someone who would hit and kill a two year old boy and run should never get away with it. "He killed my baby boy," Lindsay said. He killed my innocent child."
If you know who owns or drives that truck call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS (8477).
A fund has been established to help the family pay for funeral expenses. Donations can be made to the "Caleb Lindsay" fund at any Wells Fargo Bank.
You can also go to the web site Our Angel Caleb to read more about the 2-year-old boy where you can also make a donation.