Man killed in hit and run incident in Brookhaven

Brookhaven police car2Brookhaven Police is searching for a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run incident that left a man dead.

Carlos Nino of the Brookhaven Police Department said officers responded to a call of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on Sept. 28 at approximately 8:40 p.m. The incident occurred on the I-85 southbound ramp from North Druid Hills Road.

“An officer was in the immediate area of the incident and was flagged down by an on-scene witness,” Nino said. “The officer described the pedestrian as an adult male, later identified as Ronald F. Stuart Jr., age 38, of Atlanta.”

Stuart was transported to an Atlanta area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police said the witness said a late model red pickup truck was seen as it struck the victim, but police do not know in which direction the suspect fled.

Police are seeking assistance in identifying and locating the vehicle in the fatal hit-and-run accident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Brookhaven Police Department at (404) 637-0600, or contact Crime Stoppers Atlanta at www.crimestoppersatlanta.org or (404) 577-TIPS (8477).

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