North Fulton County

Johns Creek police search for hit and run driver who killed brother of Pittsburgh Steelers DE

Johns Creek police continue searching for leads in a hit and run crash Wednesday night that left one man dead.

Investigators say Richard Bartlett III, 23, was strapping a mattress and box springs to his car on McGinnis Ferry Road just after 9:30 p.m. Wednesday when he was hit by a passing car. Bartlett died from his injuries.

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Bartlett is the younger brother of Pittsburgh Steelers DE Stephon Tuitt. Tuitt posted about the loss of his brother on Instagram Friday night.

Wednesday night’s accident occurred in the eastbound lanes of McGinnis Ferry Road just before the bridge that crosses over the Chattahoochee River.

Witnesses say the suspect was driving a dark four-door sedan that could possibly be a BMW. Police say it should have damage to the front bumper, hood, front windshield and possible minor damage to the passenger side door.

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Johns Creek police have not released any information on any suspected drivers.

Anyone with information on the driver or the car is asked to contact investigators at 470-774-3358.