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Pedestrian hit, dies early Saturday on GA 53 in Gordon County

January 22, 2018 GMT

The Georgia State Patrol responded to an early morning accident involving a pedestrian on Saturday, Jan. 20, just before 1 a.m. The accident happened on GA 53 west near Franklin Road.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, David E. Buchanan, age 47, of Jasper, was walking east in the eastbound left lane of GA 53 when a 2004 silver Volvo S40, driven by Hannah Pierce, age 40, of Silver Creek, which was also traveling east on GA 53 in the left lane, struck Buchanan. According to the preliminary report, Buchanan was improperly walking in the road in an area not lighted.

Buchanan, who is suspected of being under the influence of alcohol, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Pierce was found not to have contributed to the crash and, according to the GSP, no charges will be filed.