Two pedestrians were killed in hit-and-run accidents in the metro area over the weekend.
On Sunday in Forsyth County north of Cumming, 27-year-old Jose D. Ramirez Labra died near the 1000 block of Dahlonega Highway after getting struck by a motorcycle, authorities said.
First responders who were called to the area about 3:45 a.m. found a damaged black and green Kawasaki ZX1000 motorcycle parked on the side of the roadway.
Authorities are still searching for the rider. Anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact Cpl. Phil Alexander with the Forsyth Traffic Specialist Unit at 770-781-3087.
Saturday evening in Cobb County, a 46-year-old Marietta man was struck and killed while crossing South Cobb Drive just north of the Pat Mell Road intersection, police said. Investigators said Nicholas Tomayo Perez was hit by a trailer being towed by a pickup truck about 9:30 p.m. Perez was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The truck and trailer continued south on South Cobb Drive without stopping. The truck may be an early 2000 Chevrolet, two-door white pickup with a white enclosed cargo trailer, according to witnesses. Cobb County police are asking anyone with information about the collision to contact investigators at 770-499-3987.
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