Update: Pedestrian hit, killed on Lee Co. highway identified

The GSP will investigate the accident
The GSP will investigate the accident(WALB)
Updated: Apr. 8, 2021 at 8:04 AM EDT
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LEESBURG, Ga. (WALB) - Officials with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said that a person was hit and killed by a motor vehicle early Thursday morning in the southern part of the county.

Chief Deputy Lewis Harris with the sheriff’s office said someone was hit by a car while walking across the road on US-19 South just after 6:30 a.m.

Harris said the driver stopped the car.

Timothy Collier, 34, was identified as the man killed, according to Wendy O’Lear, Lee County deputy coroner.

O’Lear said there is no toxicology report because of massive trauma and blood loss. The cause of death was multiple contusions and blunt force trauma, according to the deputy coroner.

Both northbound lanes of the highway were blocked and have since re-opened. The Southbound lanes did not close.

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating.

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