Pedestrian Killed in Vehicle Collision in Columbus, Georgia


February 28, 2019

COLUMBUS, GA. – According to an online news report published at wtvm.com, a pedestrian was killed in a vehicle collision in Columbus, Georgia. The victim has been identified by officials, but no information was released about the driver in the report from WTVM.*  

The accident happened in the late evening on Saturday, February 23, in Columbus. Sometime before 11 p.m., a pedestrian was walking on Veterans Parkway and was struck by a passing vehicle, according to WTVM. The report from WTVM did not say where on the road this occurred or where the pedestrian was walking at the time. 

WTVM stated that witnesses said the pedestrian was not walking inside a crosswalk at the time of the collision, but the news report did not indicate whether a crosswalk was marked in the area. It is also not clear from the news report whether the pedestrian was walking along the side of Veterans Parkway or was trying to cross the road. 

WTVM reports that the pedestrian suffered fatal injuries in the collision, and the Muscogee County Coroner’s Office pronounced him deceased at the scene. Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan identified the pedestrian as a 58-year-old man. The time of death recorded by the coroner was reportedly 11:07 p.m. on February 23.

The report from WTVM did not include any information about the vehicle involved or the driver of the vehicle. No other injuries were reported. It is unclear if the driver will be charged in connection with the accident. The collision is still under investigation at this time. 

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Source:http://www.wtvm.com/2019/02/24/person-killed-hit-run-accident-veterans-pkwy-columbus/

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