South Fulton police searching for man they say caused fatal crash in August

SOUTH FULTON, Ga. — Police in the city of South Fulton are searching for a hit and run suspect they say caused a wreck that took a man’s life.

Investigators say Juan Carlos Medrano was driving a blue Chevrolet Silverado that belonged to the mother of his children on August 24 when he attempted to illegally pass a tractor trailer.

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When Medrano crossed the yellow line on Cascade Palmetto Highway, he hit another car head-on, killing Jerry Long. Long was on his way to work.

Police say Medrano ran from the scene before police and EMS arrived and did not attempt to help Long.

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Once captured and arrested, Medrano will be charged with vehicular homicide and hit and run.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact investigators at 404-831-3743.

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