Pedestrian Killed After Being Hit By SUV in Lowndes County

Posted at 12:37 PM, Aug 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-18 15:05:24-04

LOWNDES COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL)--A pedestrian was hit and killed on U.S. Highway 84 in Lowndes County. The driver left the scene of the accident, and later told troopers he thought he hit a deer. 

It all happened around 5:40 Tuesday morning. Georgia State Patrol troopers were called out to Highway 84 one mile east of CCC Road. The pedestrian was identified as 38-year-old Johnny Eugene Roe. 

Troopers say Roe was running east on highway 84 in the westbound lanes against traffic along the median. They say Roe entered the right westbound lane and was hit by several vehicles. He died at the scene. Debris revealed a silver Jeep Cherokee was involved in the crash and left the scene. Troopers tracked down the SUV at a nearby business. The driver thought he hit a deer. 

No charges are expected to be filed. If you were traveling in that area between 5:30-5:45 Tuesday morning and you witnessed the accident or possibly may have struck anything in the road, you are asked to contact TFC Copeland or TFC Cope at the Georgia State Patrol Post in Valdosta. The number is 229-333-5215.