Marietta Police looking for the driver in a fatal hit-and-run
by Marietta Daily Journal Staff and Fox 5 Atlanta
April 01, 2013 07:57 AM | 8235 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Marietta Police are still looking for a suspect who they say hit a man on a bike and left the scene.

According to a release, the local departments STEP Unit is investigating a fatal hit-and-run accident that happened just before 7:45 Sunday night at the intersection of Powder Springs Street and Natchez Trace.

"A 55-year-old male was riding a bicycle on Powder Springs Street near Natchez Trace when he was struck by what witnesses describe as a black SUV," the release states. The driver of the vehicle was last seen headed north on Powder Springs Street towards downtown Marietta.

The bicyclist was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta where he died from injuries.

A man at the scene told FOX 5 he was the bicyclist's roommate for the last 27 years.

"I walked to the top of the hill and saw all these blue lights and said, ‘this can't be good.' We were just two guys that got along and looked out for each other. Now I don't have anybody to look out for," said Steve Ross.

Police have released a picture of a vehicle and driver they believe may be connected to the accident.

The car is described as a black Cadillac Escalade, or similar SUV, with dark-tinted windows and black wheels. It was last seen leaving the NCG Cinema just before the incident.

"The male driver and two children were at the theater leaving a showing of the 'Croods,'" the release continues.

Investigators would like to identify and speak with the driver of this SUV as part of their investigation. Officer

David Baldwin said Monday morning they have no new information on the accident at this point.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Scott Davis at 770-794-5364.

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