Man killed on Lowndes highway identified

Man killed on Lowndes highway identified

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Troopers from the  Valdosta State Patrol post worked a fatal accident in which a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle.  Troopers suspect the vehicle may have been a tractor trailer.

The incident occurred at Georgia Highway 38 / US 84 at Moore Crossing Road, in Lowndes County. TFC Clay Cothron responded to the crash approximately a half mile east of Tower Road.

A pedestrian, identified as 38 year old Lester Brooks of Douglas, was walking eastbound on GA Highway 38 in the left eastbound lane. An unknown vehicle struck Mr. Brooks and left the scene.

Brooks was wearing dark colored clothing while walking in an unlit portion of Highway 38. Brooks was pronounced deceased on scene by Deputy Coroner Brad Carter.

A toxicology report is pending for Brooks. The GSP's Troop H SCRT team will be investigating.

If you witnessed the collision or have any information, call 229-333-5215.

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