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Man arrested for Marietta hit-and-run of man standing in front of home

WGCL Atlanta logo WGCL Atlanta 6/23/2022 Jasmina Alston
Marietta Police said the car left the scene after striking 53-year-old Robert Morrison on Wright Street. © Provided by WGCL Atlanta Marietta Police said the car left the scene after striking 53-year-old Robert Morrison on Wright Street.

MARIETTA, Ga. (CBS46) - A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection to the hit-and-run in Marietta on June 18 that left a man seriously injured. He has been identified as Santos Vicente-Ramos of Kennesaw.

Investigators were able to locate Vicente-Ramos using evidence collected at the scene, coupled with the license plate reader camera technology throughout the county.

When confronted by STEP investigators, Vicente-Ramos admitted to being the suspect driver and consuming alcoholic beverages earlier that evening. He was booked into the Cobb County Adult Detention Center and is charged with Felony Hit and Run as well as Felony Serious Injury By Vehicle.

ORIGINAL STORY

A Marietta man is in the hospital after being hit by a car while working outside of his home Saturday night.

Marietta Police said the car left the scene after striking 53-year-old Robert Morrison on Wright Street.

Morrison’s family told CBS46 he was wearing a reflective vest at the time.

Morrison is now in the hospital with multiple broken bones and brain swelling, according to his sister, Susan Caldwell.

“He is fighting, he is a fighter,” Caldwell said. “He’s a strong believer in Jesus, his faith, and everyone’s rallying around him.”

Caldwell describes her brother as a good man who is loved and known by everyone in the community.

Morrison is also their mother’s primary caregiver.

His family is encouraging everyone to rally for Robert and for the driver to come forward.

“Please, how could you do this? He’s hurting, we’re hurting, " Caldwell said. “Do what’s right, do what is right.”

Marietta Police said they believe the car involved is dark gray in color.

If you have any information, contact investigators.

Morrison’s family has started a GoFundMe to help with medical expenses here.

NOTE: CBS46 does not vet any GoFundMe pages or promises the money will be used for the stated reasons. Donate at your own risk.

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