UPDATE: Man hit by 18-wheeler on I-75 identified

Pedestrian hit on I-75 by 18-wheeler

A 39-year-old man was killed early Sunday morning after being hit by a semi-truck and several other vehicles.

Bibb Coroner Leon Jones identified the victim as Bradford Johnson and says he would have turned 40 tomorrow.

"Unfortunately this gentleman was hit by an 18-wheeler and other vehicles," said Jones. "Everyone stopped that struck this gentlemen."

Jones says Johnson was staying with a friend off Sardis Church Road and was driving when his car broke down, so he started walking home.

According to a Bibb Sheriff's Office news release, the pedestrian struck call near the Sardis Church Road exit came in around 2:30 a.m.

A semi-truck driver told deputies he thought he hit a deer. He stopped to see what it was and realized he hit a person that was crossing the road.

Jones says that this is the 8th pedestrian fatality this year.

Jones says a personal items like a wallet and hat were found between 20 to 30 yards from the body.

"Let's keep his family in prayer, because you already know we had two tragedies this week," said Jones.

The accident is still under investigation and no charges have been made at this time.

 

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