Family pleads for help solving deadly hit-and-run

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ATLANTA - The family of a man killed while driving on Interstate 285 is asking for someone to come forward with information about the crash and the truck that was involved.

Faruq Muhammad, 39, died in the crash that happened Saturday morning at I-285 north and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

Francisco Dean witnessed the crash and told Channel 2’s Liz Artz that he was so concerned with helping that he didn’t get the tag number of the vehicle; he only saw a white trailer.

“I saw the 18-wheeler came by and hit the SUV from the left side,” Dean said.

Dean said the tractor-trailer hit the SUV, knocking it into the median and causing it to flip several times. Muhammad was thrown from the car. The driver of the truck pulled over and slowed to a stop before leaving the scene, according to Dean.

Muhammad left behind two children and a heartbroken family.

“He was the kind of person who would hold on to that thread and pull through no matter what,” Rabiyyah Badruddin-Muhammad, the victim’s wife, said.

Muhammad’s brother, Luqman Muhammad, told Artz he believes someone got a good look at the truck.

“Stand up and take responsibility. Hard thing to do, but do what’s right,” he said.

If you have information about this crash call the Atlanta Police Department or the Davis Bozeman Law Firm at 404-2444-2004.