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Driver who struck and killed pedestrian on Brockett Road accused of DUI, turns himself in


Driver who struck and killed pedestrian on Brockett Road accused of DUI, turns himself in

A photograph of Kuldip Kaur who died from her injuries after being struck by a vehicle in the 1800 block of Brockett Road on June 10. Photo by Dean Hesse.

Tucker, GA — The driver who struck and killed Kuldip Kaur on June 10 has turned himself in to police and faces a charge of driving under the influence.

Driver Jonathan Bain on June 10 was transported to a hospital following the crash. He turned himself in on June 21.

“He is charged with DUI, failure to maintain, homicide by vehicle in the first degree and reckless driving,” a spokesperson for the police department said.

Community members gathered at Brockett Rd in Tucker on Thursday evening for a candlelight vigil in honor of Kaur, 56.

Neighbors and relatives say that Kaur took daily walks in the area. They also said that drivers on Brockett regularly exceed the speed limit and drive recklessly.

Evidence of the crash, including pieces of a smashed brick mailbox and broken glass, were still on the sidewalk.

Kaur was of the Sikh faith. About 50 members of the Sikh community gathered on a tan cloth in the front yard for a prayer during the vigil.

Several neighbors noted that while the speed limit is 40 miles per hour, many drivers go down the street significantly exceeding that speed limit. The site of the crash was also extremely close to the Brockett Elementary school zone.

“The whole community is just in grief and in despair. She was such a nice woman, she would always stop by and say hi. What’s shocking is that it could have been any one of us, people drive way too fast down this road all the time and we’re hoping that something comes out of this, that Tucker maybe implements some other ways to slow people down. It’s scary to think that a mom is never going to be able to attend her daughter’s wedding,” said Feroza Syed, who lives in the neighborhood.

Writer Alex Brown contributed to this story. 

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