The fatal crash occurred around 1 a.m. Sunday on the 140 block of Cleveland Avenue. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Suspect charged in fatal hit-and-run crash with Atlanta cyclist

An arrest has been made in the Sunday hit-and-run crash that left a southwest Atlanta bicyclist dead.

Roman Redding, 32, was charged with first-degree vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to maintain lane, Atlanta police spokeswoman Officer Kim Jones said in an emailed statement. Jones said Redding surrendered to police while seeking treatment at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Authorities identified the victim Monday night as 41-year-old Calvin Foster, of Atlanta. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Online records show Redding was booked into the Fulton County jail Monday afternoon. A sheriff’s office spokeswoman said Redding was granted a $21,000 bond during a first appearance hearing but, as of 9 p.m., he remained incarcerated.

Authorities believe Redding was behind the wheel of the Chevrolet Malibu that, just before 1 a.m. Sunday, skidded off Cleveland Avenue and onto a sidewalk, where it hit and killed Foster.

“A witness stated the vehicle was swerving prior to losing control,” Jones said.

Redding ran away from the crash scene, police said, leaving the vehicle behind. Jones said he was “tracked for a short time by a K9 officer before the trail was lost.”

Reporter Daniel Funke contributed to this article.

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