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Police Identify Homeless Man Killed by Vehicle in Columbus, Georgia

January 15, 2019

COLUMBUS, GA. – According to an online news report from, police have released the identity of a homeless man who was struck and killed by a vehicle on January 9 in Columbus, Georgia. Police are also looking for a potential witness who stopped at the scene of the accident then left before police could talk to him or her.* 

The pedestrian accident happened on January 9 on Veterans Parkway in Columbus. A vehicle hit a man at the intersection of Veterans Parkway and 23rd Street. Police did not indicate how the accident occurred. They said the man was not in a designated crosswalk at the time of the collision, but they did not indicate whether a crosswalk was available at the intersection.  

The man sustained severe injuries, and an ambulance crew took him to the Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown campus. The county coroner’s office pronounced him dead at the hospital from blunt force trauma. Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan has now identified the man as 55-year-old Joseph Scott Locklier. Locklier was reportedly homeless. 

The driver of the vehicle that hit Locklier has not been identified. The driver was reportedly in a black truck and stayed at the scene. Police say another truck was stopped at the scene after the accident, but the driver of this truck left the scene before providing a statement to police. Officers would like this person to come forward to potentially provide a witness statement about the collision.

Columbus authorities are continuing to investigate the crash and have not reported additional information at this time. 

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