South Fulton County

Family desperate to find hit-and-run driver who killed 20-year-old son 2 years after his death

SOUTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — A family says it’s been two years since a driver hit and killed their loved one and kept going.

Joshua Love, 20, was returning from the store in March 2022 after getting his siblings snacks when he was hit.

“My baby was in pain,” Quandolyn McFarland told Channel 2′s Tom Jones about her son.

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She says Love set out on a mission to put a smile on his siblings’ faces that night.

“He told them he would get them some snacks and he would be back. But in natural reality he didn’t return,” Quandolyn McFarland said.

As Joshua tried to make it back home with those snacks, someone hit and killed him as he tried to cross busy Highway 138 near Bethsaida Road.

Police said the driver in a red SUV kept going.

Joshua’s mother said that still upsets her.

“It’s been two years now and you have no remorse. No regret. You have no intentions on turning yourself in,” Quandolyn McFarland said.


Joshua’s father says he will never forget that night.

“I remember that night like it was yesterday,” Fidel Love said.

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He wonders what would have happened if the driver got out and helped his son instead of driving away.

“They could have saved our son’s life if they just would have stopped,” he said.

Instead, four other cars hit Joshua.

The family is pleading with the driver to come forward, or for someone has information, that they contact police.

“It would give me and my family peace,” Love said.

The family says the stretch of highway 138 where the incident happened is very dangerous. They say it needs more lights, traffic signals and sidewalks.

Friday, May 31 would have been Joshua’s 22 birthday. His family will release balloons in his memory after holding a news conference asking for the public’s help finding the driver. That will take place at New City Church Fairburn.

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