Police: Driver in fatal hit-and-run surrenders

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SMYRNA, Ga. - Authorities say a Marietta driver turned himself in after seeing media coverage of a fatal hit-and-run accident along a Smyrna road.

Authorities had been looking for suspects in the hit-and-run death of a man killed while walking with his son.

Police say 48-year-old Tony Kuykendall was walking with his 14-year-old son Saturday night when he was hit. He was taken to Kennestone Hospital, where he died.

Authorities say the boy was not hit.

A police spokesman says the suspect, 31-year-old Jeffery Brookshire, said he decided to come forward on Monday after seeing media coverage of the crash.

Brookshire now faces charges of vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run.


Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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