Pedestrian killed in crash on Hwy. 17 near Leroy Coffer Hwy.

By WTOC Staff

Published: Mar. 1, 2023 at 7:48 AM EST

LIBERTY COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - A pedestrian was killed Wednesday morning after being hit by a vehicle in Liberty County, according to Georgia State Patrol.

GSP Trooper John Snipe says a pedestrian was hit and killed just before 6 a.m. on Wednesday at the intersection of Highway 17 and the merge lane leading to Leroy Coffer Highway.

A white 2013 Hyundai sedan was traveling south on GA 25 and struck a pedestrian in the roadway, according to police. The pedestrian was crossing the roadway from the west shoulder of GA 25 at the merge lane from GA 196.

The driver stopped and reported the incident. Deputies arrived and found the pedestrian dead at the scene.

GSP says the crash is under investigation.

The Coastal News Service contributed to this article.

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