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Pedestrian Struck, Killed on Highway 41

The Cartersville man wearing dark jeans and a black shirt walking near Martin Luther King Jr. Drive later died in surgery at Kennestone Hospital.

A motorist about 1:35 this morning struck a pedestrian wearing dark jeans and a black shirt, who appeared to have improperly crossed the highway, Cartersville Police Department Chief Thomas Culpepper said in a news release. 

The man hit by a McDonald's worker on Highway 41 near Martin Luther King Jr. Drive was seriously injured and taken by ambulance to Kennestone Hospital, but died in surgery.

Authorities say given the weather conditions and his dark clothing, the pedestrian, a Cartersville resident, was not visible to the motorist. Police have not released the victim's name, pending notification of next of kin.

The driver, who police say was heading to work, had been traveling northbound on Joe Frank Harris Parkway and started to enter the turn lane to turn left at McDonalds.

Excessive speed was not involved and the motorist was not cited, according to police.

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Cyndie Garcia October 15, 2012 at 05:36 PM
Anyone regardless of color wouldve been hard to see.
Pam J October 16, 2012 at 08:44 PM
This is a situation where being black would work against you, especially if you are wearing dark clothes. Unfortunately two lives were ruined. The victim and the poor person who hit him. By the way, the article is missing a few commas. :)
George B October 17, 2012 at 02:12 AM
The victim was actually white. He was missing for 2 days before his friend called the BCSD, and found out he was involved in an accident.
Keith Grooms October 18, 2012 at 08:44 PM
Hey George im guessing the B stands for Bulshiter, ive known this man who was struck and killed for 30 years one of my best friends, he was not and had not been missing at all ( dont know where you got your info but maybe you should ck. your facts before you post shit like this or just dont post at all ) he simply waws headed to McDonalds for a late late nite snack, and he always wore Dark Clothes just one of his traits , like wearing his socks insideout, dont post if you dont know what your talking about.
Pam J October 18, 2012 at 09:13 PM
Sorry. I read in another article that he was black. My apologies.
Pam J October 18, 2012 at 09:15 PM
Your comment is not very nice. How about just posting a nice, you-got-it-wrong comment instead of littering it with cuss words and attacks.
Pam J October 18, 2012 at 09:15 PM
By the way, Keith, I'm sorry for your loss.

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