Pedestrians killed in crash on Downtown Connector ID’d as twin brothers

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Two men killed in an alleged hit-and-run Monday morning on the Downtown Connector were twin brothers, officials said Wednesday.

The victims were identified by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office as 21-year-old twins Jose Armalo Alvarado-Bonilla and Jose Camillo Alvarado-Bonilla. According to Atlanta police, the brothers were involved in a single-car accident in the northbound lanes near Edgewood Avenue and stepped onto the interstate to survey the damage.

They were then hit by a passing Ford Explorer and died at the scene, police spokesman Officer Steve Avery said. The Ford was gone by the time officers responded to the crash scene shortly after 5 a.m., he said.

Investigators located the vehicle later Monday morning near I-85 and Piedmont Avenue and arrested its driver, 25-year-old Jose Manuel Garcia-Trujillo.

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Jose Manuel Garcia-Trujillo

Jose Manuel Garcia-Trujillo

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Jose Manuel Garcia-Trujillo

Garcia-Trujillo is facing charges of homicide by vehicle and hit-and-run in connection with the brothers’ deaths, as well as a charge of driving without a license.

He is being detained in the Fulton County Jail on a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency hold.

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