ATLANTA -- Two people were arrested after hitting and killing a pedestrian in Downtown Atlanta Saturday afternoon.
It happened shortly before 1 p.m., as the victim tried to cross Trinity Avenue near Peachtree Street.
Atlanta Police spokesman Greg Lyon said the pedestrian, 56-year-old Darathe Buckner, was hit by a 1995 Ford Mustang. He was pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital.
After striking Buckner, the two people inside the car jumped out and ran away. They were arrested at a business in the 1900 block of Metropolitan Parkway after they called 911 and tried to report the Mustang stolen.
Police charged Antavious Lowe with first-degree homicide by vehicle, felony hit and run, and failure to yield. Jungki Kim was charged with giving false statements. Both suspects were taken to the Fulton County Jail.