Hit-and-Run Driver Kills One in Tragic Sandy Springs Crash
SANDY SPRINGS, GA- Foxatlanta.com writes that the police in Sandy Springs are searching for a driver who committed a fatal hit-and-run crash. Officials are looking to the public for help in locating the driver, who was identified as a 31-year-old man from Brunswick.*
The crash took place on Georgia 400 after the victim had exited his car on the roadside following an earlier collision. Two motorists were involved in a wreck that was caused by a black car, that is still not identified. Two other drivers stopped to provide assistance to a driver and two passengers from one of the damaged vehicles. While Good Samaritans worked to help get the three individuals out of their car and to safety, the suspect lost control over his van and collided with the victim.
The man killed in the crash was identified as a 23-year-old resident of Roswell, who had been driving one of the vehicles. The victim died at the scene. The van also struck one of the witness's cars before fleeing the scene. A passenger in the witness's car was severely injured in that crash.
Police were able to obtain the suspect's identity, but the man remains at large. Officers stated that the suspect is facing charges for vehicular homicide, reckless driving, serious injury by vehicle, and driving on a suspended license.
Investigators are asking the public to report to the Sandy Springs Traffic Unit if they have any information regarding the whereabouts of the suspect or about the deadly crash.
According to the AAA, hit-and-run crashes have risen significantly since 2009. By 2016, 2,049 people died in crashes caused by fleeing motorists.
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