Dekalb County authorities are reaching out to ask for the public’s help in solving what some say are nearly impossible crimes to solve. They are hoping that they can solve some hit-and-run accidents that are still open, with sometimes little to go on.
Azeema Panjwani is looking for closure. Dekalb County authorities are trying to give her that closure, but they have little to go on.
Panjwani’s husband, Salim, had been returning home from evening prayers when he was struck and killed in a hit-and-run accident. While there are a few witnesses to help piece together what happened, the driver that struck him is still at large.
The witnesses saw Salim crossing Stone Mountain Industrial Boulevard after taking the bus. He stopped in the center lane to cross. This is when an impatient driver used that lane to go around another car and struck him before speeding off. Salim lost his life in the accident.
Detectives have very little to go on in the case. Additionally, Dekalb County has seen 11 fatal hit-and-run accidents in the past 11 months. They normally see one or two per year.
Fortunately, the police were able to obtain some parts from the accident in which Salim lost his life. They know that the vehicle that struck him was a gold Chevy Trailblazer made between 2002-2005. Yet, other cases have left nothing behind to go by at all.
Orlando McCullough was changing his tire on I-20. He was ten feet off of the roadway when he was struck, throwing him an additional 30 feet. The vehicle just continued going, leaving little to go by for authorities to catch the driver.
Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,000 reward for any information in these cases. A local law firm is offering an additional $3,000 for information in the case of Salim Panjwani.
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