Hit-and-run crash kills Decatur man leaving bar

Feb 05, 2018
Channel 2 Action News
Anthony Lingoes

Authorities are searching for leads after a Decatur man was hit and killed outside a bar Friday morning. 

Anthony Lingoes had just left the Trackside Tavern about 3 a.m. when he was killed, Channel 2 Action News reported. 

Police told Channel 2 Lingoes was walking near South Candler Street when he crossed a street without crosswalks and was hit by a car. 

The driver kept going. 

Police believe a 2008 to 2014 Cadillac CTS hit Anthony Lingoes. 

“Somewhere out there is a person who did this, somewhere out there is a dented car,” Lingoes’ brother Andrew told Channel 2. 

Andrew Lingoes said his family was shocked by Anthony’s death, which came at a time when he was “trying to better himself.” 

“It is a complete shock to our family,” he said. “We are having a really hard time getting over it." 

Anyone with information is asked to call Decatur Police Department at 404-373-6551. Tipsters can also remain anonymous and receive a reward of up to $2,000 by calling CrimeStoppers at 404-577-8477. 

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