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2 hit-and-runs hours apart on the same road leave 1 dead

Clayton police said two people were hit early Tuesday morning along Tara Boulevard. One man was found dead, officials said.

JONESBORO, Ga. — Clayton County police are investigating after two hit-and-runs along Tara Boulevard in Jonesboro just two hours apart early Tuesday morning.

Police said a person was found hit in the middle of the roadway at Tara Boulevard and Mount Zion Road in front of a Starbucks in the area shortly before 4 a.m. 

Officers found the person lying in the middle of the northbound roadway and transported the person to a local hospital with serious injuries. Clayton police said they were unable to identify the person due to not having an ID. 

Officers responded to another hit-and-run on Tara Boulevard at Iron Gate Boulevard shortly after 6 a.m. 

Clayton police said officers found a man lying on the shoulder of the roadway. Police said he appeared to be struck and killed by a car. The victim was identified as 43-year-old Kenyell Price. 

Detectives are still investigating several leads in the first hit-and-run. Clayton police said there were no witnesses at the scene who saw the hit-and-run happen. 

Clayton police also said it was unclear what time the accident may have occurred in the second hit-and-run.