Friends and family of a Wilson County man want to know who took off after hitting and killing him on Old Murfreesboro Road on Sunday.

"They left my brother in the road dying and that’s the worst thing they could do. It just hurts so much," Sterling Buster, a friend said.

Buster told News4 66-year-old Marvis Sweatt was considered family. He knew him for more than a decade.

“At the end of the day I knew he was Marvis Sweatt, but he was Marvis Buster to us," Buster said.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said Sweatt was riding his bicycle when a car hit him and left. State troopers then said another car hit him as he was lying in the road.

He died at the scene.

Buster said Sweatt was on his way home from a friend's house.

“When you hit someone, stop. It’s a terrifying experience, I know, but it’s someone just laying there hurt," Buster said.

News4 also spoke with William Cartmell. Sweatt was his brother-in-law.

“For somebody to do what they done, it’s just devastating to me," Cartmell said.

Later this week, Buster and Sweatt were supposed to take a road trip to Florida to visit friends. Sweatt had never seen the ocean.

“I can’t do that now. I just can’t do it for him," Buster said.

Police said the person they're looking for in the case could either be driving a 2002-2007 Saturn Vue or a 2005-2009 Chevrolet Equinox.

They also said the car is possibly gold or tan. The THP told News4 the car is missing a driver's side mirror and may have some damage to the front or driver's side.

If you have information about this crash, contact the Tennessee Highway Patrol Nashville Dispatch Center at 615-741-2060, attention Trooper Rick Alexander or Sgt. William Gregory.

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A graduate of the University of Florida, Cameron joined News4 in December 2018.

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