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Cobb Man Killed in I-285 Hit-and-Run Accident

Investigators believe that the driver, who fled the scene, may have possibly been driving a Saturn SUV.

Investigators are asking for the assistance of the public in helping them to identify the driver and/or the light colored mid size pickup or sport utility vehicle that originally struck the victim. Credit: Patch file
Investigators are asking for the assistance of the public in helping them to identify the driver and/or the light colored mid size pickup or sport utility vehicle that originally struck the victim. Credit: Patch file
Cobb police are seeking the driver suspected to be involved in a hit-and-run accident on westbound I-285 near Cobb Parkway that killed an Austell man late Sunday night.

According to Sgt. Dana Pierce, at approximately 11:25 p.m., a male driver of a black 2008 Nissan Versa was traveling westbound on I-285 when he came to a stop in the gore after running out of gas. While the car was sitting between the right westbound travel lane and the ramp from northbound I-75 to westbound I-285, a male occupant got out of the disabled car in an attempt to cross the ramp.

While doing so, the male, identified as 30-year-old Harry Maurent, was struck by what investigators believe was a light colored mid-size pickup or sport utility vehicle. Investigators believe that the driver, who fled the scene, may have possibly been driving a Saturn SUV. It is likely to have front end damage, including to the headlight assembly. 

After being struck by the first hit-and-run vehicle, the victim was struck by three other vehicles while he was down in the roadway. All three of those drivers have been identified and are cooperating with investigators.

Investigators are asking for the assistance of the public in helping them to identify the driver and/or the light colored mid-size pickup or sport utility vehicle that originally struck the victim.

Anyone with information that may assist police with this pedestrian fatality is asked to call 770-499-3987.

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