Update: Gwinnett hit and run suspect in motorcycle accident identified; arrested

Press release from Gwinnett County Police Department

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Luisa Hernandez, Photo courtesy of Gwinnett County Police Department

Update, April 19, 2018

Gwinnett County Police Department reported that on 04/13/18, the lead detective in this case received a tip about a vehicle believed to have been involved in this hit and run.  The vehicle was located, taken to headquarters for inspection and the damaged was confirmed. The detective spoke with the driver of the vehicle and she was subsequently arrested and charged with felony hit and run and tampering with evidence.  She is identified as Luisa Hernandez (49) from Norcross

(Lilburn, Georgia)  On March 31 2018, GCPD officers responded to the area of Dickens Road at Pepperwood Trail in reference to a vehicle accident with injuries involving a motorcycle.  Upon arrival, the motorcyclist had sustained serious and life-threatening injuries and was unconscious.  No other vehicles were located on scene. During the investigation, multiple pieces of a tail light and window glass were located near the motorcycle.

After analyzing the tail light, it was determined to be from a 2009-2015 Honda Pilot (unknown color).  This Honda will be missing the driver side tail light and will have either a broken rear windshield or broken rear quarter window.

The lead detective assigned to this case needs the public’s help in locating the driver and his/her vehicle.  It’s possible that a local mechanic may have had some interaction with the driver and/or vehicle.  We urge anyone with information about this case to come forward.  Please contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300.  To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visitwww.crimestoppersatlanta.org.  Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.  Case Number:  18-029566

The updated condition on the motorcycle driver is unknown.

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