Tragic accident that occurred on Friday, December 24th in Kennesaw, Georgia. 67-year-old Arturo Vela Mantilla was tragically killed after being struck by an under the influence driver while riding his bicycle along Ernest Barrett Parkway at Crater Lake Drive. Mantilla was hit from behind by a Honda Civic driven by 24-year-old Elmer Josue Santizo-Gomez, who allegedly fled the scene, but was later apprehended by police. Mantilla was rushed to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital where he tragically later died. Santizo-Gomez was charged with improper passing of bicyclist, DUI; hit and run, and vehicular homicide. We send our thoughts and prayers to the family of the victim.
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