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Woman accused in fatal hit-and-run crash turns self in

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Evidence was collected at the scene that later identified the hit and run vehicle as an Infiniti FX35. Source: Georgia State Patrol Evidence was collected at the scene that later identified the hit and run vehicle as an Infiniti FX35. Source: Georgia State Patrol
VILLA RICA, GA (CBS46/AP) -

A woman accused in a fatal hit-and-run crash that claimed the life of a man as he was crossing the street has turned herself in to police.

The crash happened at the intersection of Thornton Road and Factory Shoals Road on November 12.

According to authorities, 46 year-old Marcus Rone was walking in the cross-walk when he was struck by an SUV.

Evidence collected at the scene later identified the hit and run vehicle as an Infiniti FX35. The vehicle's year should be between a 2009 and 2011. The vehicle’s color is unknown. 

CBS46 reporter Vince Sims discovered 40-year-old Bettie Mae Quarrells of Fairburn turned herself in 5 days later. Sources say she claims she didn't stop because she thought she hit a deer.

Rone is glad someone came forward, but doesn't by that explanation.

"To me even if you hit a deer you would have stopped," Rone said. "I know the time changed at 6:48 in the morning when this happened the sun was up, you can see so I don't know I don't know if I believe that."

Janis Rone reads a poem in her ex-husbands funeral program.

"I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one," Rone read.

The father of their two children was killed by a hit and run driver while crossing Thornton Road.

"He was a good person," Rone said. "He didn't meet anyone that didn't like him. He was very helpful to people that need help."

Days went by with Rone and her children not knowing who would leave him to die on the side of the road.

"Words can't describe how they feel because they're not, it's the holiday season now and they're not going to get to spend that quality time that they normally do with their dad," Rone said.

Georgia State Patrol are continuing their investigation and charges are pending.  The Douglas County District Attorney is also reviewing the case.

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