GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- A teen is behind bars after allegedly striking and killing a toddler with his truck before leaving the scene of the accident.
The incident happened on Miller Drive in Gainesville on Sunday. According to a Georgia State Patrol report, Joshua Sanders, 19, backed out of a private driveway and struck 2-year-old Landon Martin.
The report said that Sanders left his vehicle to check on the victim and called 911, but eventually fled the scene.
Deputies in Hall County found Saunders a short time later and charged him with reckless driving, driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident and vehicular homicide.
Blood alcohol results are pending but troopers reported that Saunders was under the influence of alcohol during the incident.