The brother of Pittsburgh Steelers defensive finish Stephon Tuitt was struck and killed in a hit-and-run accident in Georgia late Wednesday night time, in response to a number of reviews. He was 23.
Tuitt, an eight-year veteran, took to social media on Friday to substantiate the dying of his youthful brother, Richard Bartlett III.
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“You might be in heaven residing stress free. I miss you so so a lot bro,” Tuitt wrote in an Instagram submit. “We love you and see you once more sooner or later. Thanks for the prayers and calls.”
Capt. Todd Hood with the Johns Creek Police Division instructed FOX5 Atlanta that Bartlett was serving to his girlfriend safe a mattress they have been transporting at round 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday when he was struck by an oncoming automobile.
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“After he secured it he went again round to the motive force’s aspect of the door to talk with the motive force. At that time a automobile approaching from the rear swerved barely, placing the again of the automobile, hitting the pedestrian and killing him,” Hood instructed the station.
“The automobile circled on the roadway and are available again to the scene. I’m guessing the motive force noticed what she or he had hit after which fled the scene into Gwinnett County,”
The sufferer’s girlfriend and mom instructed police that the automotive was a darkish four-door sedan, presumably a BMW.
The Steelers shared Tutti’s message on Twitter, including: “So sorry to your loss. We’re pondering of you and your loved ones.”
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Police have requested anybody with data to contact the Johns Creek Police Division.
“We don’t know why they fled the scene at this level,” Hood added. “We don’t know what the fees would have been if that they had stopped, however as a result of they didn’t cease they [are facing] a felony hit and run and a vehicular murder.”
Tuitt, 28, was drafted by the Steelers within the second spherical of the 2014 draft. He’s totaled 246 tackles, 34.5 sacks and 6 compelled fumbles in 76 video games.