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Pedestrian hit by car in Cartersville

10:06 AM, Oct 15, 2012   |    comments
(AP file)
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CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- A pedestrian was hit by a car and killed outside a McDonald's on Joe Frank Harris Parkway in Cartersville early Monday morning.

The man, whose name has not been released pending notification of his family, was trying to cross Joe Frank Harris Parkway near Martin Luther King Drive when he was hit at around 1:35 a.m., according to Cartersville Police Chief Thomas Culpepper.

The driver who hit the pedestrian stayed on the scene. Culpepper said the driver was on his way to work at the McDonald's before the accident.

Culpepper said the pedestrian appeared to be improperly crossing the highway. He was wearing dark clothing and it was raining, so the driver probably did not see him before hitting him.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead at WellStar Kennestone Hospital.

Culpepper said the driver does not face any charges.

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