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Car involved in fatal hit-and-run found here
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A vehicle authorities say was involved in a fatal hit-and-run incident over the weekend in Athens-Clarke County turned up Tuesday in Forsyth County.

James Daniel, 24, of Athens has been charged by the Athens-Clarke police with vehicular homicide in connection with the incident, which occurred Saturday night.

“After a lot of evidence pointed in the direction of him and we had contact with him, he told us where the car was,” said Athens-Clarke Police Sgt. Von Anderson. “He left the car at a relative’s house.”

Authorities don’t think Daniel’s relatives knew what had happened.

Anderson said he called the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and asked local investigators to confirm the vehicle, a 1995 Chrysler Fifth Avenue, was at the north Forsyth location Daniel provided.

“They did that and I had one of our investigators come up there and pick it up,” said Anderson, adding that it was not clear when Daniel dropped the vehicle off.

Authorities have said the Chrysler struck William “Roger” Holder from behind Saturday while he and his brother were walking along a Clarke County road.

The vehicle reportedly slowed down before accelerating and leaving the scene.

Daniel apparently heard that authorities were looking for him and set up a meeting with police Tuesday.