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Man Riding Scooter Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash in South Fulton, Georgia

February 03, 2019

SOUTH FULTON, GA. – According to an online news report published at, a man riding a scooter was killed January 29 in a hit-and-run crash in South Fulton, Georgia. Little information is currently available about the accident, but the victim’s family members are speaking out, hoping the missing driver will come forward.* 

The accident happened overnight on January 29 on Butner Road. According to the victim’s family, 51-year-old Michael Burns, of South Fulton, was riding a motorized scooter around midnight on Butner Road in South Fulton. A passing vehicle hit Burns and then left the scene. 

Burns’ wife, Linda Burns, said her husband told her he was going for a short ride that evening, but he didn’t return. She later received a call from a hospital worker saying that Burns had been in a serious accident. Linda Burns says she lost her husband of 15 years on her birthday.

Linda and her daughter, Jillian Hill, are speaking to reporters now, hoping to spread awareness of the accident and encourage the missing driver to surrender to police. 

“How can somebody just leave someone on the side of the road without stopping?” asked Hill. “I am just devastated because he was a good person.”

Linda Burns added to her daughter’s sentiments, saying, “Anybody — that goes for animals and everything — you just cannot leave them for dead. You have to have some kind of heart.”

The South Fulton Police Department has confirmed that officers are investigating the fatal hit-and-run crash, but police did not release any information about the vehicle or the driver. 

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