Woman Killed by Vehicle in Atlanta; Driver Flees Scene
ATLANTA, GA. – According to an online news story from wsbradio.com, a woman was struck and killed by a vehicle in Atlanta, Georgia, and the driver fled the scene. The woman was a cancer survivor who was about to celebrate her 70th birthday.*
A vehicle traveling on James Jackson Parkway hit 69-year-old Marcella Bellamy. The collision occurred near Proctor Creek in northwest Atlanta, Georgia. Police say the vehicle was an SUV, but the make and model has not been reported. The driver fled the scene and has not yet been identified.
Atlanta police say a second vehicle hit Bellamy while she was in the road, and the driver of that vehicle stopped and called 911. It does not appear this driver will be charged, and the first driver is still on the run. The cause of the crash has still not been determined.
Bellamy was a loving grandmother and cancer survivor who recently found out she had beaten the disease for the second time. She was about two months shy of her 70th birthday and is being remembered by family and friends as a kind and passionate woman.
“That lady was a ball of fire,” said family member Tabitha Boyce. “We truly, truly, truly are going to miss her. We’re having a hard time wrestling with the trauma of it.”
Boyce is pleading with the driver to surrender to police, emphasizing the pain that has already been caused.
“You don’t know what you took from us,” Boyce said. “And in the way that you took it from us. It hurts.”
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