• Family of man killed in hit-and-run calls driver 'worse than heartless monster'

    By: Chris Jose

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    COBB COUNTY, Ga. - The family of a man killed in a hit-and-run crash is devastated the driver didn't stop to help.

    The accident happened Tuesday night in Cobb County. A growing memorial now sits on the crash site. 

    The family reached out to Channel 2's Chris Jose because it wants the driver to come forward. 

    "There is a God out there and he will fight for the battles. And you can’t hide from what you did," the victim's son, Jose Hernandez, told Jose.

    Hernandez fought back tears and took a moment to catch his breath on Monday. 


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    Hernandez said his father, Thomas Hernandez, was on the side of the road and not on the side walk when he was on his way home.

    Cobb police said a car hit the 58-year old and took off. 

    Another driver called 911 but didn't get a good look at the person behind the wheel or a license plate.

    "His time will come. There’s no get away," said Thomas Hernandez's nephew Josue Trinidad.

    Police only know a “passenger type car” was speeding.

    The Hernandez family believes it will have front-end damage.

    Thomas Hernandez's grieving son called the driver walking away "worse than a monster." He hopes the driver will see his face and hear his plea.

    "God sees everything. And no matter what, I don’t have anything against you. with the love of god just turn yourself in," he said.

    A GoFundMe campaign has been created to help the family with funeral arrangments. To learn more, click here

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