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Police seek driver after fatal Roswell crash

ROSWELL, Ga. – Street racing may be the cause of a crash that killed an innocent 87-year-old Alpharetta man Sunday afternoon. Authorities in Roswell are searching for the driver of one of two cars witnesses said was involved in the racing. That car left the scene of the accident.

According to the Roswell Police Department, the accident took place Sunday afternoon on Highway 9 in front of North Fulton Hospital. Richard Rosen, 87, of Alpharetta, was killed while he was trying to make a left hand turn into the hospital, according to police.

Police say a white Ford Mustang GT was possibly racing a black BMW northbound on Alpharetta Highway from Holcomb Bridge Road between 12:30 p.m. and 12:40 p.m.

Sgt. Noah Caplan said the BMW broadsided the Ford Taurus the victim was driving. "The person in the BMW did receive treatment at the hospital for minor injuries," he said.

Police are now looking for the driver of the white Mustang. They released a photo of the vehicle from a nearby auto dealership's surveillance camera.

11 Alive News was able to obtain a copy of a video from another nearby business that captured the accident on its surveillance camera. The video shows the victim's car slowly approaching the hospital in the left turn lane when the BMW slams into it and spins forward. The white Mustang avoided the crash and appeared to slow down, but then took off.

"We just want to follow up with the driver of that white Mustang because we do believe he or she was at the accident scene at the time an may have some more information based on what he or she witnessed," Sgt. Caplan said.

Anyone with information on the white Mustang is asked to call police at 770-640-4100. The vehicle, which possibly was a 2005-2009 body style, had tinted windows and a Cobb County license plate, according to police.

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