A 62-year-old woman was hit and killed Tuesday morning while crossing Gray Highway in Macon.
And officials said she is the second pedestrian to die in just over a week in that poorly-lit location.
The Bibb County Coroner’s Office has identified her as Ms. Brenda A. Johnson.
“She walks the street a lot, but she is not considered homeless,” Coroner Mr. Leon Jones said.
She was struck around 1:20 a.m. at 1402 Gray Hwy. near Murphy's Oil and Walmart and pronounced dead almost 40 minutes later, officials.
The woman was wearing dark clothes when she was struck by a 29 year-old man, Macon police said.
“The driver stated he exited Walmart Plaza, turned left onto Gray Highway and struck the female who he did not see prior to the collision,” police spokeswoman Ms. Jami Gaudet said.
The coroner said the driver left the scene after hitting the woman, but then returned a short time later with his mother.
So far, he has not been charged in the incident, but police said the investigation is ongoing.
Officials said a 25-year-old man was hit and killed on Sept. 23 while walking home from work.
Mr. Daniel Muhhamed was killed in the 1300 block of Gray Highway, about 1/8 of a mile from where the 62-year-old woman was killed, Coroner Mr. Jones said.
He was also wearing dark clothes when he was struck by a female driver who remained at the scene, Mr. Jones said.
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