EAST POINT, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - It was a hit-and-run which left a man dead and now has East Point Police searching for two cars.
For Wilbur Yancy, the tragic incident left him with a grisly impression of what he spotted outside his coin laundry business on Cleveland Avenue Saturday morning in East Point.
“I’m right here and I look and I’m like, wait a minute what is that? As I drove up to exit the facility that’s when I realized it was a human body that was laid out in the middle of the street blocking the entrance,” said Yancy.
He told FOX 5 after he called 911 an ambulance first responded to another location and then turned around to get to get to his spot.
East Point Police said paramedics were first responding to calls of a hit and run at Cleveland and Sylvan.
Yancy said when the ambulance arrived to where he was located an EMT told him the man had been struck and apparently dragged from a long distance away.
“That’s when she informed me that this person was hit down at Cleveland and Sylvan, about a fourth of a mile up the street,” said Yancy.
He said as help was on the way he shielded the hit-and-run victim.
“I just stood there so if a car was coming trying to enter into the bay I could have directed them around,” said Yancy.
He said he and police looked at surveillance video from this gas station after the fatal hit-and-run.
Authorities are now searching for two vehicles, a 2009 Ford Fusion with left front end damage and a missing left mirror and an older model Green Buick Century.
Yancy is urging who ever is involved to turn themselves in.
“You get to tell your side of the story, what’s what. But I’d really would like to see this tragic situation have a peaceful resolution as much as it can,” said Yancy.
Anyone with information is asked to contact East Point Police or CrimeStoppers at 404-577-TIPS.
There could be a reward of $2,000 and tipsters can remain anonymous.
As of late Sunday night the victims name had not been released pending notification of a family member.