SUV Hits, Kills Pedestrian in Coffee County, Georgia
COFFEE COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news report posted to walb.com, an SUV hit and killed a pedestrian in Coffee County, Georgia. Officials have released the name of the victim but have not identified the driver of the SUV. Georgia State Patrol is in charge of the accident investigation, which is ongoing.*
The accident occurred during the late evening on February 23 on Georgia Highway 158 in Coffee County. Georgia State Patrol and WALB report that at about 11 p.m. that night, a 2008 Cadillac Escalade was traveling east on Ga. 158. At the same time, a pedestrian was walking in the eastbound lane of the highway, near the edge of the road.
As the SUV approached the pedestrian, the SUV driver hit her. Georgia State Patrol reported that the pedestrian sustained fatal injuries, according to WALB. It is not clear if she was transported to a hospital or if she died at the scene. Troopers identified the pedestrian as a 35-year-old woman from Douglas, Georgia.
It is not yet clear how the accident happened. The WALB report did not identify a reason that the SUV driver hit the woman. Authorities have not released information about the driver at this time, and WALB reported that charges are pending the results of Georgia State Patrol’s investigation into the accident. WALB did not report injuries to anyone inside the Cadillac.
The Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team with Georgia State Patrol is handling the investigation, and Troopers had not reported further information at the time of the WALB report’s publishing.
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