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Conyers man killed in hit-and-run
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A Conyers man celebrating his bachelor party in Atlanta was struck and killed while walking along the Interstate 75-85 connector in a hit-and-run early Sunday morning.

Jacob Guy Halbrooks, 23, was killed at the scene when he was struck by a vehicle around 2:22 a.m. The vehicle that struck him did not stop but continued.

According to an Atlanta Police Department spokesperson, a witness stepped forward to describe a black four-door sedan, possibly a Mercedes, as the vehicle that struck Hallbrooks.

Anyone with more information about this incident can call 404-577-8477.

Halbrooks, who was employed at Shumate Mechanical, was reportedly about to be married and celebrating his bachelor party in midtown when he disappeared from the party.

 He is survived by his finance, Kayla Rose Pruett and daughter, Jayleigh Addison Pruett both of Conyers; mother, Joy Atkins Peppers, Conyers; father, Guy Halbrooks, Cartersville; sisters, Tiffany Halbrooks, Conyers, Amy and Ryan Smith, Conyers; nieces, Kendall and Keegan Smith; sister, Ariel Halbrooks, Cartersville; brother, Tucker Halbrooks, Cartersville; grandmothers, Mary Ellen Atkins, Conyers and Faye Halbrooks, Dallas. His uncles Robby and Benny Atkins, and mother Joy Atkins Peppers, work for National EMS.

Halbrooks was known for his love for his friends and family as well as loving to hunt, golf and the Georgia Bulldogs. 

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2 p.m. at Scot Ward’s Green Meadow Chapel with Rev. Bobby Ray Halbrooks and Rev. Howard Greer officiating. The family requests that anyone attending the funeral wear UGA apparel or black and red. Interment will follow at Green Meadow Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Contributions may be made to the Kimberley Chance Atkins Foundation, P.O. Box 1289, Conyers, GA  30012.