Car Strikes and Tragically Kills Man in Macon, Georgia
MACON, GA- Macon.com writes that a veteran had gotten a second chance at life after being homeless, only to be struck and killed in a pedestrian crash. The incident occurred this week on Gray Highway in the evening. Reports state that the 65-year-old victim was crossing the roadway when a 2002 Ford Crown Victoria struck and killed him in front of a McDonald’s. According to the motorist, he failed to see the man in the road before striking him. *
A friend of the victim stated that just four years ago, the man was living in a car. The 44-year-old woman said she met him through her brother and that she helped him find a better living situation. The victim was a military veteran, and she worked with him to get his benefits started. She also let him stay in a house that she owned but was not using at the time. When the house was damaged in a storm, he moved into a Salvation Army until he had enough money to rent the apartment he was living in up until the tragic crash.
Friends say the victim was working for a construction company and a Bass Pro Shops. He would pay someone to drive him to and from his jobs.
When witnesses saw the injuries to the victim after the crash, someone reported the incident as a shooting. The police arrived and found that the incident appeared to be a pedestrian crash. The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the accident and requested that anyone with information to call their office. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is performing an autopsy to confirm the cause of death.
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