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Police identify pedestrian killed in crash on Athens Street in Gainesville
Christy Ramsey
Christy Ramsey

Updated Oct. 27 at 10:18 a.m.: 

Police have identified the Toccoa woman killed by a car Saturday night on Athens Street near Athens Highway in Gainesville. 

Christy Ramsey, 39, was killed after being struck by two vehicles, and one of the two fled the scene, according to Gainesville Police Sgt. Kevin Holbrook. 

Holbrook said the vehicle should have noticeable damage to its front bumper.  

He also said the police department is asking the public to call 911 with any information they have that may assist authorities in the investigation.  

Police did not have a further description of the vehicle. 

Tammy Stanfield, Ramsey’s sister, said Ramsey had visited a friend’s house for a social gathering,  

Because there was limited parking at the home, Stanfield said her sister had parked in a lot close to the home. 

Having lived most of her life in Gainesville, Ramsey was about to start a new job in the area. She had moved to Toccoa to be closer with family, Stanfield said. 

“She always tried to take care of everybody,” Stanfield said, as her sister befriended those in need and the elderly who longed for company. 

Stanfield said she has reached out to people in the area who knew Ramsey to post on social media as a way to keep awareness up on the case. 

“That person is on our roads, and if they don’t have remorse when they run someone over, then what’s next?” Stanfield asked. 

This is the third fatal crash involving a pedestrian that law enforcement has investigated between Friday, Oct. 23, and Saturday. 

Police were also investigating a wreck Friday, Oct. 23, on Thompson Bridge Road near Dunlap Landing Road.  

Georgia State Patrol investigated a fatal wreck around 11:50 p.m. Friday on Athens Highway. 

Reporter Nathan Berg contributed to this report.

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