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March in Cuthbert: Demonstrators call for justice

CUTHBERT (WALB) - Dozens of people marched through the streets of Cuthbert tonight to call attention to the death of a man who was struck by an SUV last week.

They called for justice for 60-year-old Johnny Taylor.

He was walking along US 82 in Randolph County when he was hit by a Ford Explorer driven by Hoyt Lumpkin.

The demonstrators addressed city councilors at a meeting at city hall and marched through the streets.

They say since Lumpkin used to work in law enforcement They worry he's getting special treatment.

They want to make sure a thorough investigation is carried out.

"We as the citizens of Cuthbert want some justice. We don't want to sweep this under the rug. We feel like we need justice and justice has not been served," said demonstrator Richie Smith.

No charges have been filed in the case.

The Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction team is handling the case and the investigation could take several months.

A GSP representative was city hall Monday night to answer questions from the marchers.

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