Man hit, dragged, left for dead in Gwinnett County

by: Carl Willis Updated:

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GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Police are looking for a driver who hit a man, dragged him under his car and then took off.

Ramon Carrion was walking to the store just after midnight on Jan. 7. Police say he was just feet from his home at Danbury Drive and Greenwood Drive when he was hit. The SUV then dragged him a quarter mile down the road to a shopping center on South Norcross Tucker Road, according to police.

Police say the driver, after realizing that it was a person they were dragging, sped away from the scene without offering help.


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Ramon’s wife, Barbara Carrion, says she became concerned when he didn’t return for hours, so she went looking for him. She soon found a crime scene at the nearby shopping center.

“All I saw were dozens of cop cars, crime tape and my heart sank,” she said.

Police say the dark-colored SUV involved in the deadly hit-and-run was captured on nearby surveillance video.

Barbara Carrion said she has many questions, and hopes the driver of the black Ford Explorer with gold or silver trim has a conscience.

"He was my forever after. We were supposed to grow old together. We're not going to do that now,” she said. “I need justice. Ramon needs justice. He did not deserve to die in this manner."

Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. You can remain anonymous. Their number is 404-577-8477.