Update: 22-year-old Winder man arrested in connection with Highway 316 alleged Hit and Run


Zantravious Jaquell Keundre Shields. Photo credit: Barrow County Sheriff’s Office

Barrow County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 22-year-old Winder man in connection with the alleged hit-and-run accident on Highway 316 in the early morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. Zantravious Jaquell Keundre Shields turned himself into the BCSO on Sept. 16, 2019. According to the incident report from BCSO, Shields is charged with hit and run resulting in serious injury or death, serious injury by vehicle, failure to report an accident with injury, death, or damage, following too closely and improper lane change. Steven Micah Callahan was seriously injured in the accident when the jeep he was driving was allegedly struck in the rear by the vehicle that Shields was driving, causing it to run off the road and strike a tree.

Initial Story

The Barrow County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information that will lead to the identity of a driver of a red 1999-2004 Ford Escape that was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run early Sunday morning that left a victim with serious injuries. The vehicle was initially thought to be a red Ford F-150, but BCSO reports that pieces of the suspect’s vehicle have identified it as a Ford Escape. Below is a picture of what the vehicle would look like. The actual vehicle involved in the wreck should be missing the grill and front passenger headlight. it may also have damage to the front passenger side fender.

Vehicle similar to one believed to have been involved in a hit-and-run early Sunday morning, Sept. 15, 2019. Photo courtesy of Barrow County Sheriff’s Office.

According to a post on BCSO Facebook page, the Sheriff’s office was notified of an accident with serious injuries on Highway 316 just west of Barber Creek Road just after 4.30 a.m. on Sunday morning, Sept. 15, 2019. When deputies arrived on the scene it was determined that a black Jeep Cherokee was struck in the rear causing it to leave the roadway and strike a tree, causing series injury to the driver. The vehicle that struck the Jeep and left the scene traveling westbound is now believed to be a red Ford Escape.

The BCSO is asking for anyone who may have seen this accident or that may have information to contact Investigator J.D. Gann at 770-307-7669.

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