Authorities Identify Pedestrian Killed in Catoosa County, Georgia
CATOOSA COUNTY, GA. – October 22, 2018 (northwestgeorgianews.com) A man walking across a state highway in Catoosa County, Georgia, was killed by a vehicle October 21, according to an online news report from northwestgeorgianews.com.*
The accident occurred in the evening on October 21 at Cloud Springs Road and Ga. 146 in Catoosa County. Georgia State Patrol reports 38-year-old Steven McGuire, of Sale Creek, Georgia, was attempting to cross Ga. 146, when a westbound 2012 Hyundai Elantra came around a curve in the road. McGuire walked into the path of the Hyundai, and the vehicle struck McGuire. McGuire died at the scene.
The driver of the Hyundai has been identified as a man from Lafayette, Georgia. Investigation into the incident is ongoing, and no additional information has been released at this time.
Catoosa County is located on the northwestern border of the state of Georgia. The population in the county is estimated to be approximately 66,400, and the county’s major roadways include Interstate 75, U.S. Route 27, U.S. Route 41, and U.S. Route 76.
Data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety shows that Catoosa Countyhas seen an unsteady increase in vehicle accident totals and in vehicle accident fatalities. In 2012, a total of 1,488 vehicle accidents occurred in Catoosa County. These accidents resulted in 389 injuries and seven deaths. None of the fatal accidents that year involved pedestrians. In the two years following, vehicle accident totals went down, and fatalities dropped to five, then rose up to eight.
In 2015 and 2016, accident totals, injuries, and fatalities all climbed. In 2016, accident totals numbered 2,182 in Catoosa County, and the accidents led to 558 injuries and 13 deaths. Four of the people who died in traffic accidents in 2016 were pedestrians.
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