Coroner IDs pedestrian hit, killed on Barton Chapel Road

Coroner IDs pedestrian hit, killed on Barton Chapel Road

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - A pedestrian was hit and killed on Barton Chapel Road early Monday, according to the Richmond County Coroner's Office.

George Barron Griffin, 65, was crossing Barton Chapel Road near Old McDuffie Road when he was struck by a westbound vehicle, Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen said. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:35 a.m.

Officials believe Griffin was homeless, Bowen said.

Coroner Mark Bowen said the victim was wearing dark clothing at the time of the incident.

A preliminary investigation shows the pedestrian is at fault because he was not in a crosswalk, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office. The driver will not be cited.

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