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A man has been arrested for a second time in Marietta after the victim of a hit-and-run accident he allegedly caused died of his injuries. The initial accident occurred on Wright Street near the intersection of Trammell Street on June 18. The 53-year-old victim was reportedly out after dark doing yard work when he was struck by a car. Police note that the man was in a well-lit area when the accident occurred, wearing a traffic vest, and was working after dark because Marietta was experiencing record-breaking heat on the day the accident occurred. Police say they are unable to pinpoint the exact time when the accident occurred because the driver did not stop and remain with the victim until authorities arrived on the scene to assist the injured pedestrian and interview the driver. The victim was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. It took four days for investigators to piece together evidence left on the scene and images from area traffic cameras to identify and arrest a suspect. The suspect bonded out of jail shortly after. The victim died 10 days after the accident, resulting in the suspect being re-arrested on upgraded charges. The suspect reportedly admitted after his arrest that he did not stop after the accident because he had consumed alcoholic beverages earlier in the evening. Individuals who have been injured or have lost loved ones in hit-and-run accidents often have a difficult time obtaining compensation due to the lack information about the driver. If the driver is located and insured, the personal injury claims process can proceed. If the driver cannot be located, there may be other sources of compensation available. If you’re in this situation, let an experienced car accident attorney from Cambre & Associates LLC explore your legal options with you. Contact us for a free case evaluation.