Stolen car traced to hit, run accident

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Someone swerved off the road and hit a street sign in what appears to be a stolen car, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff’s incident report.

A witness in the 4000 block of Gravitt Road told deputies he heard a crash outside his home about midnight Aug. 10. The witness looked outside and saw a heavily damaged green Volkswagen Beetle take off toward Ga. 369.

Deputies saw where the driver struck a “sharp curve” sign, an embankment and a small bush. Deputies found a door handle and light green hubcap with “VW” on it.

Later that night, Dawson County Sheriff’s deputies found a green Beetle on Salem Church Road that was reported stolen.

The owner of the Beetle said it was last seen the night before at her home off Tiger Lily Trail in Dawsonville.

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