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Family looks for answers in deadly hit-and-run

7:12 PM, Jul 11, 2013   |    comments
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DULUTH, Ga - Authorities are hoping more witnesses will come forward to provide answers for the family of a hit-and-run victim.

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33-year-old Rabia Adnan died Monday when the family SUV flipped numerous times on I-85 near Steve Reynolds Boulevard.

Her husband was driving. Syed Iqbal and the couple's two children survived.

"The most important thing I ever had, I lost it," said Iqbal.

Igbal says 4-year-old Hania Adnan is struggling with the loss of her mother.

"She gets up almost every morning and she looks around the house, looks for her," said Iqbal. "It's heartbreaking."

Gwinnett police say the driver of a tractor trailer traveling south on I-85 moved into Iqbal's lane, forcing his Nissan Pathfinder into another truck.

"The next thing I know, my car is rolling, flipping," said Iqbal.

When it the vehicle stopped, it was upside down.

"I was hanging in the air with my seat belt on, and my wife was not with me," said Iqbal. "My kids were screaming 'where's mom.'"

Everyone was belted in except Adnan. Iqbal, 4-year-old Hania, and 7-year-old Hadi Adnan survived with only bruises and scratches.

Witnesses led police to a truck and a driver they thought might be responsible. Now, police aren't sure.

"He denied seeing or being a part of that accident," said Gwinnett Police Corporal Jake Smith. "There was no immediately apparent damage to his vehicle that would say he was actually responsible."

So police are questioning those witnesses again while hoping others will come forward.

Syed Iqbal will raise his children on his own.

"I have so many questions," said Iqbal. "God, why didn't you pick me? Why pick their mother? I lost something really important that is not recoverable."

Gwinnett Police ask that anyone with information on the accident call 678-442-5626.

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