The brother of Pittsburgh Steelers star Stephon Tuitt was killed in a Georgia hit-and-run accident this week.
Richard Bartlett III, 23, was stuck on a busy stretch of McGinnis Ferry Road in Johns Creek, an Atlanta suburb, just after 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Captain Todd Hood of the local police department told WGCL-TV.
“The victim was following a girlfriend in a vehicle,” Hood told the outlet. “She had a mattress strapped to the top of her car. From what we understand they may have stopped to secure it. She had pulled over to the right-hand side of the roadway. The victim had pulled into the left-hand turn lane right there at the boat entrance to the Chattahoochee River.”
As he stood in the roadway, he was hit by an oncoming car, according to Hood.
“We do know that the vehicle turned around in the intersection right there possibly to see what had happened or what they had hit and at