Grandfather killed in hit-and-run crash in Fayette County 

For 27 years, Carolyn and Steve Mitchell had been inseparable. 

And in one of the few times they weren’t together, Carolyn lost her husband to a hit-and-run driver. 

“Show me you got a heart and I can forgive you,” Carolyn Mitchell said to the wanted driver, her voice trembling as she fought through tears in an interview with Channel 2 Action News. 

Steve Mitchell, 68, was traveling southbound on Ga. 85 in Fayette County on Saturday when a black SUV caused his car and a second vehicle to collide, Fayette County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Allen Stevens said. 

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Mitchell, a grandfather, was airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center, where he died Sunday. 

“He meant something to a lot of people, not just myself,” Carolyn told Channel 2. 

As authorities search for the driver, Carolyn is left wondering: “Once you hurt somebody, how is it that you don’t care?” 

In other news: 

Grant and Ada Triebner died within hours of each other on their Canadian farm. Grant was found dead after a fatal "medical event" in a barn on his property. Ada stepped out of her farmhouse and looked for him in 14-degree weather. Police said she died of exposure to the cold. Friends and family called the couple "kind" and "resilient."


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