Police Looking for Two Drivers Who Hit, Killed Pedestrian in East Point, Georgia
EAST POINT, GA. – According to an online news report from wsbtv.com, police in East Point, Georgia, are searching for the drivers of two vehicles that hit and killed a pedestrian.*
The incident occurred at the intersection of Cleveland Avenue and Sylvan Road in East Point. An unidentified man was walking in the roadway and was struck by two cars. One of the cars dragged the victim’s body about a quarter mile into the Atlanta city limits. Neither driver stopped, and the man died at the scene.
Wilbur Yancy, owner of a laundromat on Cleveland Avenue, saw the victim’s body on the edge of his business’s parking lot and called 911. Right after that, he saw an ambulance and flagged it down. The crew was already in the area on a report of a pedestrian hit-and-run, and they were looking for the victim.
“How could they have not known that they were dragging a body with a vehicle for that distance?” Yancy asked about the drivers. “All night it’s just been … ever since it happened, it’s just stayed with me.”
Neighbors in the area said they knew the victim, and he frequently walked across Cleveland Avenue to run errands for people in the neighborhood.
Police are searching for the vehicles and drivers involved. They say one of the vehicles is a Ford Fusion with left front-end damage and a missing left mirror. The other vehicle is a green older model Buick Century. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at (404) 577-TIPS.
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