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Driver who crashed into 9-year-old playing in her yard turns himself in

(CNN)A four-day manhunt for the driver who mowed down a 9-year-old girl playing in her front yard is over. But the suspect's explanation for the hit-and-run is surprising. Gabriel Fordham turned himself in to Georgia authorities on Tuesday, the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office said. Officials say he plowed his car into LaDerihanna Holmes before crashing into her home and then fleeing the scene on Friday.Dontaye Carter, a spokesman for Fordham's defense team, said Fordham was fighting off a carjacker when the crash happened."He was carjacked when stopped at a stop sign when a guy jumped in his car and pistol-whipped him, and he tried to fight him off," Carter said.At a press conference Wednesday, the DeKalb County Police Department said it co ...