Atlanta man dies three weeks after hit-and-run; police search for suspects

It’s been a month since Wayne Bauman died from his injuries stemming from a Jan. 29 hit-and-run and Atlanta police are still searching for possible suspects. 

But a newly released photo of the Honda Pilot that hit and killed the 60-year-old could provide them with a few tips. 

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“Police feel that there might have been someone else in the car,” Bauman’s sister Diane told Channel 2 Action News. “They think it might be two people, so someone else knows about this besides the driver.” 

Bauman was hit during his morning stroll at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Wellington Street in southwest Atlanta, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. He was taken to Atlanta Medical Center in critical condition, later died Feb. 17.

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“We had (every) anticipation of him getting better,” Diane Bauman said. “…but it just didn’t happen.” 

The SUV is believed to have heavy front-end damage on the passenger side. Atlanta police have also alerted all body shops statewide about the vehicle, hoping someone will report the damage.  

A CrimeStoppers reward for $5,000 is being offered for any leads, but Bauman’s sister Christina said she wants more safety measures in place, including speed bumps and lights, at the intersection. 

“He was my partner in crime,” Christina Bauman told Channel 2. “…just for their conscience, I think (the suspects) need to turn themselves in.” 

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