(Cleveland) – A former Cleveland resident was struck and killed in a hit-and-run incident in Atlanta over the weekend and Atlanta Police Department investigators are searching for the driver who fled the crash.
A press release from the Atlanta PD reported that around 3 am Saturday morning, 28-year-old Ethan McCallister was walking along Piedmont Avenue near Lindbergh Drive in the Buckhead area when he was struck by an SUV. Initial information on the incident indicated that McCallister was in the roadway when he was hit. Police said the vehicle then fled the scene, almost striking another pedestrian in the process.
McCallister was taken to an area hospital where died from his injuries.
A dash-cam video obtained by Police from a witness at the scene showed a gray in color Jeep Grand Cherokee speeding away from the scene of the fatal crash. However, authorities said they were unable to see a license plate number on the vehicle.
The Accident Investigation Unit is asking anyone who has information on the identity of the suspect to contact 911 or Crime Stoppers Atlanta.
McCallister was a graduate of White County High School and Georgia-Tech and was living and working in the Atlanta area when he was killed. Funeral services for McCallister will be held at 2 pm on Friday at Barrett Funeral Home.
A GoFundMe account set up to provide financial help to the family and by Wednesday afternoon had raised more than $68,000.