Madison man charged in fatal hit-and-run

Madison man charged in fatal hit-and-run

Huntsville police have charged a man in connection to a fatal hit-and-run Tuesday afternoon.

The accident happened in the parking lot of 1450 Sparkman Dr. shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday. Police say the victim, 60-year-old John Atkins, was walking in the parking lot when he was struck by a Nissan Sentra driven by 20-year-old Jarquez Petty of Madison.

Petty left the scene, but witnesses were able to get a tag number and vehicle description that helped officers track down the vehicle, according to police.

Atkins died in the hospital as a result of his injuries on Wednesday.

Petty was charged with felony leaving the scene of an accident.

The accident is still under investigation and additional charges could be filed.

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