Gwinnett County family remember 27-year-old killed in hit-and-run in Gwinnett County
GWINNETT COUNTY, Georgia. – A family in Gwinnett County is urging the driver who allegedly caused their son’s fatal crash to surrender.
Police said Michael Turner was driving on Stone Mountain Highway on Saturday when an SUV turned around in front of him.
Turner swerved to avoid an accident and lost control and hit a tree, and ultimately died.
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According to investigators, the driver of the SUV got out, went to the scene of the accident, and then left.
Eric and Karen Turner said their son’s future fiancé was concerned when he did not return from his motorcycle late Saturday afternoon.
“We started calling friends and obviously trying to call him and when that didn’t work we went and got him,” Karen Turner said.
Soon after, they received the devastating call from the police.
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Michael turner (Family photo)
Eric and Karen Turner said they were initially angry with the driver of the SUV for leaving their son on the side of the road.
But now they just want him to go to the police so the whole family can continue to heal.
“We don’t want to believe that this person is a dark person. We want to believe that this person realized after they left what a terrible mistake they made, we hope it eats away at them,” said Eric Turner.
“I don’t want to lead with anger. I just want this person to know that our family is in great pain,” said Karen Turner.
According to investigators, the SUV is an older blue or black Nissan Armada model. They said the driver is a black man between the ages of 30 and 40. He has short black hair, is around 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs between 170 and 190 pounds.
Please call Gwinnett County Police if you have any information.
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Michael Turner and his family (Family photo)
The couple told FOX 5 that their son is loving and caring. He enjoyed spending time with his family.
They said the 27-year-old also has a heart for foreigners.
“He was always helping. Whether it was giving his coat to a homeless person or helping someone who had fallen or helping friends who were going through things,” said Karen Turner.
The Turners said Michael enjoys helping the homeless. So they asked people to donate to the Lawrenceville Cooperative Ministry or any other cooperative in his honor.
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