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DeKalb Police Name Suspect in Hit-And-Run Death of Toddler

DeKalb County Police say a man from El Salvador drove a truck that ran over two children near the Tucker Walmart. A two-year-old boy died from his injuries.

Two-year-old Caleb Lindsey died Saturday when he was run over by a driver who fled the scene. Credit: Screenshot from WSB TV
Two-year-old Caleb Lindsey died Saturday when he was run over by a driver who fled the scene. Credit: Screenshot from WSB TV

DeKalb County Police say that a man from El Salvador is the suspect who ran over two children, killing a 2-year-old boy and injuring his sister.

Investigators told WSB TV that Concepcion Cruz drove the white pickup truck that struck Caleb and Maria Lindsey near the Walmart on Tucker Norcross Road.

Police say the driver hit 2-year-old Caleb and 4-year-old Maria as they were standing next to the road with their mother about 5 p.m. Saturday.

WSB TV reports the driver pulled up to the stop sign, then turned onto Tucker Norcross Road. As he did, his vehicle ran over both of the children. Both children were taken to Scottish Rite Hospital, where the 2-year-old boy later died.

Witnesses said the driver of a white pickup raced through the parking lot of the Walmart on Tucker Norcross Road on Saturday, struck the children and didn't stop.

The children’s mother, Vashiti Lindsey, told WSB she screamed for the driver to stop after the incident.

“He murdered my baby in cold bold. He ran over my children like they were rocks on the street,” Lindsey told the TV station.

Police said Cruz is a resident alien from El Salvador and is also on the do-not-fly list. Agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are now involved in the search.

The Lindsey family has set up a donation website to help pay for the funeral for Caleb.

Pat Henry April 11, 2014 at 10:53 AM
Yes, because the Chamber of Commerce, elite globalists and traitor developers and contractors try to convince us that allowing these criminal invaders to remain is in our best interests. No, it is in their best interests, and drunk driving and leaving the scene is commonplace. They are not here to work - they are here for the freebies.
wle atlanta II April 11, 2014 at 11:17 AM
ok i am out of this -- i just cared about the little kids -- plus i ride that road and over that green painted spot every day --wle
Brian Crowe April 11, 2014 at 03:07 PM
Where has he been identified as being here illegally? "Resident alien" indicates lawful presence.
Rob Patterson April 11, 2014 at 07:34 PM
complaining to each other about illegal immigration won't accomplish anything. contact your senator and representative with your thoughts on this matter.
Billy Inman April 11, 2014 at 09:22 PM
The Senators an Representatives don't seem to Care Except Keep Kicking it Around For Decades we need a Little less talk an more Action the man needs CAUGHT May God Bless the Lindsey Family Me Cruz I Hope you Know you're Being Hunted for

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