Assistance needed identifying driver in hit-and-run

fatal accident

Georgia — Georgia officials are now asking for assistance identifying a truck and trailer involved in a hit-and-run on I-75 in Lamar County, Georgia.

The search is continuing for the vehicle and trailer involved in a fatal accident on Monday that killed a 53-year-old Alpharetta man. After interviewing witnesses Wednesday, investigators now believe that the vehicle and trailer is similar to the one in the attached video and photos.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, 53-year-old Brian Edward Durst was struck about 12:50 p.m. by a tire from a utility trailer that passed him as he worked on his car. The vehicle pulling the trailer did not stop.
Durst and his vehicle were in the emergency lane at mile marker 198.

Investigators are treating this as an accidental death, and believe that the driver may have not known that the incident occurred. The victim was not hit by the trailer.

The pictures and video were taken from the car camera of a Lamar County Sheriff’s Deputy vehicle. One photo shows a dark colored pick-up truck and the other shows the flatbed trailer that was being pulled by the pick-up truck. The tractor trailer is not involved.

The Lamar County Sheriff’s Office said they appreciate any assistance the public can offer.

Anyone with information on the vehicle, trailer, or driver is asked to call the Georgia State Patrol at the Newnan Communications Center at 770-254-7201 or the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office at 770-358-5159

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