You have to wonder at the depravity of some people: a driver hits a Marietta man on a bicycle and leaves him to die on the side of the road. Because the collison left behind pieces of his black Toyota, the hit and run driver was identified and located by police several hours later. While this family has to deal with their tremendous grief and loss, at least the souless individual who hit this cyclist can be brought to justice.
It just doesn't pay off to leave the scene of an accident, however severe it might be. The additional charges and punishment aren't worth it. The driver is charged with DUI, First degree vehicular homicide, and Hit-and-Run.
The news story doesn't specify whether the bicyclist was wearing a helmet; it's possible that a helmet wouldn't have saved him anyway, but in a car versus bicycle collision, it's one of the few defenses that a cyclist has.