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Police try to identify man hit by cars

LAWRENCEVILLE - Police are still trying to find out what happened when a pedestrian was hit by multiple cars Sunday night and, in a separate incident, a woman was ejected from a car Monday morning.

In the Sunday incident, officials are hoping the public can help identify the victim, a Hispanic man between the ages of 30 and 40.

According to Gwinnett County Police Department spokesman Cpl. Darren Moloney, the man was 5-foot-7, weighing 164 pounds. He had a mustache and was wearing size 12 black and white tennis shoes, size 36 black denim jeans, a yellow, blue and white Tommy Hilfiger pullover shirt and a black jacket, police said.

Investigators believe the man was struck by more than one vehicle on Singleton Road on Sunday between 7:30 and 8 p.m. The collision occurred in front of the Saddle Brook Apartments, located at 5940 Singleton Road in the Norcross area.

It was unknown if the victim was attempting to cross the multi-lane roadway at the time of the collision, Moloney said.

While a driver stopped to call 911 after hitting the man, investigators do not believe that driver was the first to hit the man. There are no charges pending against the motorist that called 911.

Police are asking anyone with information on the investigation to call the 24-hour confidential Accident Investigation Unit hotline at 770-513-5048.

Woman ejected

Police are also investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred south of Snellville on Monday morning. Damita Whitfield, 42, of Snellville, died after being ejected from the car.

At about 8 a.m., Gwinnett 911 dispatchers received information from DeKalb County 911 of suspicious activity occurring in Hightower Trail area.

A uniformed officer discovered a 2001 Chevy Malibu off the roadway and a body lying nearby.

According to the preliminary investigation results, the Malibu was traveling west on Hightower Trail between Debbie Lane and Henry Road when the driver lost control while attempting to negotiate the curve.

The vehicle struck several roadside objects, Moloney said, and Whitfield, who did not have on a seat belt, was ejected.

Moloney said officials do not know exactly when the accident occurred, and the investigation is continuing.