Search for driver involved in fatal hit and run - New York News

Search for driver involved in fatal hit and run

Posted: Updated:
ATLANTA -

Police are searching for the driver who hit and killed a beloved northwest Atlanta father on Saturday.  Investigators say they have no leads, and they don't have a description of the vehicle involved.
    
Walter Amey, 54, was struck and killed while walking with his bike along Abner Place around 9 p.m. on Saturday night.  He was almost home when he was hit.  Amey was discovered on the ground, and he was barely breathing.  He died at the hospital. 

His daughter, Monica Amey, spoke to FOX 5 and as she did, she clutched pictures of her father close to her chest.

"If somebody told me to describe my dad, he was a go-getter," she said.  "He got out.  He did his job as a dad. He did his job as a family man, you know. And i just -- this is -- this is how I remember him."

She says that she and her father planned on running their first Peachtree Road Race together this summer. She is now considering running it in his memory.

Amey passed away at the hospital before his daughter could say goodbye. She and those who loved the vibrant, active man say that comfort will only come when the person behind the wheel of the vehicle that struck Amey comes forward.

"I don't know if it's done out of fear. I don't know if it was done out of a person who has a careless heart. But either way it goes, by now, if that was the case, then whomever did it should have come forth by now," said Monica Amey.

Mr. Amey's family and friends told FOX 5 that the neighborhood where the hit-and-run took place is off the beaten path, and is not a popular cut-through.  That leads them to believe the person responsible may live in the area.

Investigators are seeking anyone who may have witnessed the accident to come forward.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Superstorm Sandy

    Grimm criticizes storm recovery program

    Grimm criticizes storm recovery program

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:06 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:06:30 GMT
    When Superstorm Sandy destroyed Maureen Childs' Staten Island home, she turned to New York City's Build it Back program for help. She says what she got back was heartache. At a news conference Wednesday, Rep. Michael Grimm, who represents Staten Island and part of Brooklyn, highlighted what he called failures in a program designed to help victims of Sandy get back on their feet.
    When Superstorm Sandy destroyed Maureen Childs' Staten Island home, she turned to New York City's Build it Back program for help. She says what she got back was heartache. At a news conference Wednesday, Rep. Michael Grimm, who represents Staten Island and part of Brooklyn, highlighted what he called failures in a program designed to help victims of Sandy get back on their feet.
  • GIRLTALK #takeover

    Angela Simmons reaches out

    Angela Simmons reaches out

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:09:20 GMT
    The Boys and Girls Club of Newark seems like the last place you'd expect to find the daughter of hip hop royalty. But when it comes to inspiring young girls, Angela Simmons, daughter of Rev. Run of Run DMC, believes in the old adage "each one, teach one." While it may seem like she had a silver spoon in her mouth, she knows the importance of giving back.
    The Boys and Girls Club of Newark seems like the last place you'd expect to find the daughter of hip hop royalty. But when it comes to inspiring young girls, Angela Simmons, daughter of Rev. Run of Run DMC, believes in the old adage "each one, teach one." While it may seem like she had a silver spoon in her mouth, she knows the importance of giving back.
  • NYSE rings bell for pediatric cancer awareness

    NYSE rings bell for pediatric cancer awareness

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:00:54 GMT
    On Wednesday, the world famous New York Stock Exchange closing bell rang in honor of pediatric cancer awareness. The Loccisano family says their beloved Frankie heard the bell all the way up in heaven. Frankie's grandmother says she is convinced of it. Camille Loccisano, Frankie's mother, is the executive director of Frankie's Mission, a nonprofit pediatric cancer foundation named in her son's honor.
    On Wednesday, the world famous New York Stock Exchange closing bell rang in honor of pediatric cancer awareness. The Loccisano family says their beloved Frankie heard the bell all the way up in heaven. Frankie's grandmother says she is convinced of it. Camille Loccisano, Frankie's mother, is the executive director of Frankie's Mission, a nonprofit pediatric cancer foundation named in her son's honor.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices