Roswell woman dies after being hit by truck on her morning jog

Ronnie Harper, a Roswell firefighter, was charged with second-degree vehicular manslaughter after police say he hit a woman in a crosswalk as she jogged.

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Ronnie Harper, a Roswell firefighter, was charged with second-degree vehicular manslaughter after police say he hit a woman in a crosswalk as she jogged.

The driver, a Roswell firefighter, was arrested on multiple charges, police say

A Roswell woman out for her morning jog earlier this month was seriously injured when she was hit by a truck and later died, leading to vehicular homicide charges against the driver, police said.

On July 13, Bonnie Abraham-Mikami was in a crosswalk on Old Alabama Road when a truck made a left turn from Market Boulevard and hit her, Roswell police spokesman Officer Tim Lupo said. Officers responded to the crash around 9 a.m. and Abraham-Mikami was taken to the hospital, but she did not survive her injuries.

The driver of the truck, Ronnie Harper, remained at the scene and cooperated with police, Lupo said. Harper is facing charges of second-degree vehicular homicide and failure to yield at a crosswalk, online jail records show. He was booked into the Fulton County Jail a week after the crash and released on $23,000 bond later the same day.

According to a GoFundMe page set up by the victim’s sister, Abraham-Mikami was fluent in Japanese and was a self-employed translator who worked in the legal field. She was also a single mother to two adult sons, ages 28 and 32, the fundraiser said.

Abraham-Mikami’s sister and the creator of the GoFundMe page, Rose Abraham, said the money would benefit her nephews as they navigate their mother’s final expenses. Because Abraham-Mikami was self-employed, she did not have health insurance, the page said.

Harper will be arraigned in a Sept. 13 hearing, online court documents show. A spokesman for the Roswell Fire Department confirmed that Harper is a firefighter for the city and is on leave during the investigation.