In a devastating event, a man was taken from his friends and family in an auto accident last week. The driver of the car who hit the vehicle the Gwinnett man was in tried to flee from the scene, but his car was disabled. He fled on foot, as the Atlanta Journal and Constitution reports.
26-year old Anthony McPherson was killed in a hit-and-run rear end collision that occurred at the intersection of GA 316 and Duluth Highway at approximately 5:44 a.m. on July 9th.
The surviving victim of the crash gave details to a friend, who discussed them with the media. McPherson was being driven home by a friend when Robert Michael Branigan collided with the car McPherson was riding in. The vehicle flipped several times, coming to rest in a ditch. The driver of the car survived the crash, but McPherson was pronounced dead on the scene.
When Branigan’s car became disabled, he fled on foot. He later turned himself in to the police and is facing several charges. Those charges include vehicular homicide, hit-and-run, failure to render aid and following too closely.
He was booked into the Gwinnett County jail approximately 10 hours after the accident. He was then released on a $25,900 bond.
McPherson had been a technician at the Mall of Georgia Mazda dealership in Buford.
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