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Preston James Henry Struck and Killed By a University of West Georgia Baseball Team Bus

March 27, 2018

CARROLL COUNTY, GA. – March 22, 2018 ( According to a news report by, a bus carrying the University of West Georgia baseball team struck and killed a Georgia pedestrian on Wednesday, March 21.*

On the evening of March 21, 30-year-old Carrollton resident Preston James Henry was walking westbound across Ga. 61. He crossed the northbound lanes of Ga. 61, and as he walked into the southbound lanes of the highway, a bus hit him. Georgia State Patrol indicated that Henry suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.

The University of West Georgia baseball team was on the bus that struck Henry, but according to a statement from West Georgia spokesperson Gary Leftwich, no one on the bus was injured. The Wolves’ baseball team was returning to Carrollton from its away game against the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega.

At this time, no additional details about the victim or the circumstances of the accident have been released.

This year, the pedestrian advocacy group PEDS released a draft report entitled the Georgia Pedestrian Safety Action Plan, designed to “provide[] guidance on pedestrian safety issues to the Georgia Department of Transportation, Georgia Department of Public Health, Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, law enforcement agencies, pedestrian safety advocates, local and regional agencies, and others.”

According to the PEDS report, pedestrian fatalities and injuries are a “serious and growing problem in Georgia,” with more than 17,000 vehicle-pedestrian crashes occurring in the state between 2011 and 2015. The report states that about 44 percent of pedestrian accidents in Georgia occur on state-owned arterial roads, with 5 percent of these accidents resulting in the death of the pedestrian.

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