Driver found and charged in fatal pedestrian hit and run in Gwinnett County

Update Jan. 26, 2017

After an investigation, Gwinnett County Police Department has secured warrants for a driver allegedly involved in this hit and run. Cesura Castrejon, 78, of Norcross has active warrants for Vehicular Homicide, Hit and Run, Duty to Exercise Due Care Regarding Pedestrians in the Roadway, and Headlights Required. Cpl Michele Pihera, public information officer with GCPD said he is expected to turn himself in to the Gwinnett County Jail. The vehicle believed involved in the incident was recovered on Jan. 20.

Initial story

Gwinnett County Police are asking for help from the public in locating a suspect in a fatal hit and run in the unincorporated Norcross area of Gwinnett County.

According to a press release, shortly after 3 a.m. on Jan. 7, 2017, Ramon Carrion, 46, was found to have been struck by what is thought to be a Ford Explorer. The victim was found in a shopping center at 5935 South Norcross Tucker Road and the investigation revealed that he was likely struck sometime between 11 p.m and midnight the night before near Danbury Drive and Glenwood drive and dragged about 1/4 of a mile or 1300 feet before he was dislodged from the vehicle. The driver then fled the scene without making any attempt to render aid to the victim.

The following photo is the actual image of the vehicle captured on video surveillance. It is described as a 1998-2001 (Most likely Ford Explorer), black with either gold or gray trim around the tire wells and bumper. The vehicle also has some type of tag on the front that looks blue in color.

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If anyone has any information to share in this case, they are asked to contact the AIU Tip Line at 770-442-5653. To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.crimestoppersatlanta.org.  You can also text your tip to “Crimes” (274637).  Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.  Case Number(s): 17-001921

 

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