• 3 people hurt in hit-and-run on I-285 in Sandy Springs

    By: Rikki Klaus

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    NORTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - Police say a driver hit three people and sped away after a fiery crash on I-285 in Sandy Springs early Wednesday morning. 

    According to Sandy Springs police, the wreck happened near Northside Drive around 2 a.m. Police said two people were involved in a crash and the first vehicle caught fire after being hit from behind. The two drivers got out of the cars.

    A truck driver stopped to try to help, but as he tried to douse the flames with a fire extinguisher, a blue Ford Mustang hit all three people, police said. The Mustang then left the scene with heavy front end damage, police said.

    Channel 2's Rikki Klaus is at Grady Memorial Hospital, where friends said one woman, who family members asked that we not identify, remains in the intensive care unit with critical injuries.

    Friends rushed to the hospital after hearing about the accident. Ryan Harrison left work when he heard what happened and went to Grady with his girlfriend, Faye Allison, to support their friend. 

    "She's an amazing person," Harrison said. "She loves her family, her friends. Everybody loves her. She's a light."


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    They said they are convinced their friend will pull through. 

    "Tell your friends you love them," Allison said. "It's tragic that this is even happening, but we are praying. I know that she is going to be OK." 

    The couple hopes someone will find the blue Mustang and the driver. 

    "Anybody that's going to hit three people and just leave the scene of an accident, that's the scum of the earth," Harrison said. 

    Police said the Mustang has heavy front-end damage. They said anyone who sees the car should call police.

    “I want everybody to use their powers to try and find that blue Mustang," Allison said. "I don’t think he should get away with this at all. It’s not fair. Three innocent people. It’s not fair.”

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