Gville woman dies after hit-and-run but is there more to her death?

An investigation is underway into the death of Teresa Marie Bruce, 37, of Gainesville, who, according to the Hall County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), was the victim of a hit-and-run in the Skelton Road area eleven days ago. But investigators are checking to see if there is more to what happened to her.


“Ms. Bruce was struck by a vehicle in a hit-and run incident in Gainesville the night of April 18, 2024. The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the hit-and-run, so any details on the collision will need to come from that agency.

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office became involved in the case when the agency was contacted by nurses at Northeast Georgia Medical Center-Gainesville on the date of Ms. Bruce’s death, April 24, 2024. Persons known to Ms. Bruce alleged that she could have been assaulted prior to the hit-and-run and the injuries sustained in the assault contributed to her death. However, that information has not been confirmed by investigators.

Ms. Bruce’s body has been sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) Crime Labe to determine her cause of death.”