Pedestrian could've been hit by drunk driver - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Pedestrian could've been hit by drunk driver

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Purge threats target multiple U.S. cities

    Purge threats target multiple U.S. cities

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:43 AM EDT2014-08-27 08:43:33 GMT

    The Dougherty County Sheriff's Office and the Albany Gang Unit will be in on high alert this weekend after "Purge" threats hit social media. Albany is one of several cities that has been targeted. It mimics the 2013 horror film, "The Purge." 

    More >>

    The Dougherty County Sheriff's Office and the Albany Gang Unit will be in on high alert this weekend after "Purge" threats hit social media. Albany is one of several cities that has been targeted. It mimics the 2013 horror film, "The Purge." 

    More >>
  • Mars celebrates 50 years in Albany

    Mars celebrates 50 years in Albany

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:05 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:05:12 GMT
    Albany city commissioners passed a resolution Tuesday night honoring one of the city's tastiest factories.More >>
    Albany city commissioners passed a resolution Tuesday night honoring one of the city's tastiest factories.More >>
  • Alice Coachman Resolution Approved

    Alice Coachman Resolution Approved

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:59 PM EDT2014-08-27 03:59:04 GMT
    Bradford Jones, Coachman's Son-in-lawBradford Jones, Coachman's Son-in-law
    An Olympic legend from Albany is honored by home town leaders. Mayor Dorothy Hubbard presented a resolution honoring Alice Coachman to her son-in-law. More >>
    An Olympic legend from Albany is honored by home town leaders. Mayor Dorothy Hubbard presented a resolution honoring Alice Coachman to her son-in-law. More >>

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.

©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.  Feedback