• Family mourns loss of grandmother killed in hit-and-run


    ATLANTA - Police are still searching for the driver of an SUV that hit and killed a grandmother who was on her way to work Tuesday morning.

    Cassandra Head’s family said she was walking to the bus stop on MLK Jr. Drive on her way to work at the post office when she was hit and killed around 6 a.m.

    The family said it has been a trying year for them. Head, 53, lost her boyfriend of four years two weeks ago, and two weeks before that, her boyfriend lost his son.

    “She’s everything. She’s everything to us,” Head’s daughter, also named Cassandra Head, said.

    Police said Head was hit by a dark-colored SUV and the driver did not stop.

    “I feel as though you took my mom from me. Not just from me, from all of us,” Cassandra Head said.

    Head left behind five children and 16 grandchildren.

    “I can’t even explain what kind of person it is to sit here knowing you hit somebody and not even stop,” Cassandra Head said. “If you turn yourself in, that means that you are sorry for what you did.”

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