Homeless Man Struck, Killed by Vehicle in Columbus, Georgia
COLUMBUS, GA. – According to an online news report from wrbl.com, a homeless man was struck and killed by a vehicle on January 9 in Columbus, Georgia. The victim has not yet been identified, and authorities have not indicated a cause for the accident at this time.*
The incident occurred during the morning of January 9 on Veterans Parkway in Columbus. At approximately 7 a.m., a pedestrian was walking on Veterans Parkway and was struck by a vehicle at the intersection with 23rd Street. It is not clear if the pedestrian was walking on the side of the road or was trying to cross the street. It is not clear how the accident occurred.
The pedestrian was seriously injured, and emergency responders transported him to Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown campus. He died from his injuries at the hospital, according to the country coroner’s office. He has only been identified as a 55-year-old homeless man. His family has not yet been notified, so his name has not been released. The coroner’s office said the man died of blunt force trauma, and an autopsy will be performed at the state crime lab in Decatur, Georgia.
Authorities say the vehicle involved was a black truck. The driver, who has not been identified, stopped about 100 yards away from the site of the crash and remained at the scene to talk to police officers. It is not yet clear if the driver will face charges in connection with the accident. Police are still investigating and have not yet released additional information.
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