Pedestrian struck and killed in roadway identified

SHEILA A. MATHEWS :::

A Griffin man, 29-year-old David Mitchell, was killed Wednesday night when he was struck by a vehicle on State Route 155.

Trooper Logan Pryor, of the Georgia State Patrol-Griffin Post, was dispatched to the scene of the one-vehicle collision at 7:40 p.m.

“The vehicle that struck the pedestrian was traveling northbound on State Route 155 in the left lane, just north of its intersection with Jackson Road,” Pryor said. “The pedestrian was travelling westbound across State Route 155 from the east shoulder. The pedestrian improperly crossed the roadway into the path of the vehicle, which caused it to strike the pedestrian.”

The vehicle came to a controlled stop, but Mitchell was thrown some distance from the point of impact.

He was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:05 p.m. by Spalding County Coroner Sonny Foster.

The 2004 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup truck that struck Mitchell was driven by 22-year-old Zade Clark, also of Griffin.

Clark was uninjured, and Pryor said he was not charged in the incident.

Pryor said it is uncertain why Mitchell entered the roadway and added the GSP Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team is also investigating this incident.

“We don’t have anything to go on at this point. We’re still waiting on blood results and things like that,” he said. “I fully marked all evidence at the scene for the SCRT when they go out there and do their thing.”

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