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Pedestrian could've been hit by drunk driver

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –Investigators say the driver who killed a pedestrian Saturday morning in Valdosta may have been drunk.

A man delivering newspapers called 911 after he spotted the body off North Oak Street Extension shortly after 5 a.m. in front of Open Bible School. The victim, 25-year old David Horney, was an airman stationed at Moody Air Force Base. Troopers say he was walking east toward Bemiss Road when he was struck.

"There's a good possibility that whoever struck him was probably impaired and they were afraid as far as being impaired while driving that they were really going to get in trouble and they were scared and that's why they didn't report the accident," said Sgt. Brian Gay, Georgia State Patrol.

Troopers say the vehicle that struck Horney probably has damage to the front right side. If you have any information, they want you to contact them at (229) 333-5215.

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