Car accident in Savannah

In a tragic incident late Thursday night, a pedestrian lost their life after being struck by a vehicle in Liberty County, according to the Georgia State Patrol (GSP).

The accident occurred on Airport Road in the vicinity of State Route 196. Authorities report that a pedestrian, believed to have been under the influence of alcohol, entered the roadway in an area lacking proper illumination and was hit by an oncoming Dodge Ram truck.

Georgia State Patrol has disclosed that the pedestrian’s identity remains unverified at this time, and efforts to inform the next of kin are ongoing. Further investigation into the incident is underway as local law enforcement seeks to piece together the events leading to the fatal collision.

This case highlights the ongoing concerns regarding pedestrian safety and the heightened risks associated with walking near roadways at night, particularly in areas that are not well-lit or lack pedestrian pathways.

The GSP is currently working to gather more information and is asking anyone with knowledge of the incident to come forward. They are dedicated to conducting a thorough examination of the circumstances surrounding this unfortunate event.

The area around Airport Road and State Route 196 was closed for several hours as emergency services and accident reconstruction teams worked on the scene. The road has since reopened to traffic.

Source: Fox28 Savannah