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Arrest made in deadly hit-and-run

Jeffrey Brookshire is facing charges of vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run in connection with the accident that killed Tony Kuykendall on Saturday night.

Arrest made in deadly hit-and-run

Jeffrey Brookshire of Marietta turned himself in to Smyrna Police authorities Monday in connection with the Saturday night hit-and-run collision that killed Tony Kuykendall.

Brookshire, 31, is facing charges of vehicular manslaughter, hit-and-run and potentially more charges according to Smyrna Police Officer Mike Smith.

The 48-year-old Kuykendall was walking along Old Concord Road near South Cobb Drive with his 14-year-old son on Saturday night. According to the Smyrna Police, around 7 p.m. Kuykendall was struck from behind by a pick-up truck driven by Brookshire.

A father of four children, the Paulding County resident later died at Kennestone Hospital. The boy was not harmed.

Kuykendall reportedly was unemployed and didn’t have insurance. A fund in his name has been set up and donations can be made at any Bank of America.

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