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CHAMBLEE: Police describe car that killed Good Samaritan

CHAMBLEE, Ga. -- DeKalb County Police have a description of the hit-run vehicle that killed a 61-year-old Suwanee man Saturday morning. William Kears was fatally struck while trying to help an accident victim on Interstate 85.

Kears was changing a flat tire on his pickup truck within a construction zone on the right shoulder of I-85 north, a mile south of Shallowford Road, when he witnessed an accident involving another pickup truck that hit a lane closure sign in the HOV lane. Police said Kears crossed five lanes of traffic to check on the driver of the pickup truck. The driver, Elmer Carrero-Garcia, 21, of Rome was not injured, but was charged with DUI.

When Kears crossed back over the interstate to his truck, he was hit by a car whose driver failed to stop. DeKalb County police describe the car as a 300 Series BMW made in the 1990's.

The vehicle is navy blue and should have moderate damage to the right front grille and headlight. Lt. Pam Kunz said it could also have damage to the hood and windshield. "We feel pretty confident because of the amount of the damage that the car would have sustained, somebody has seen this vehicle," she said. "We want that someone to call us."

Anyone with information about a vehicle matching the description is urged to call the DeKalb County Police Traffic Specialist Unit at 770-724-7610.