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Pedestrian fatally struck by big rig

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A 35-year-old Milledgeville woman was pronounced dead at the scene after being struck by an 18-wheeler just south of the Irwinton Road Dollar General late last week.

Kimberly Nicole Ivey, listed with a Grandview Drive address, was listed as the deceased. It marked the sixth traffic fatality of 2020 in Milledgeville-Baldwin County.

According to a Georgia State Patrol accident report, the truck “was traveling south (away from town) on Irwinton Road near Pineway Drive in the left lane. (The truck) struck Pedestrian 1 with its front. Pedestrian 1 travelled approximately 120 fee south. Pedestrian 1 came to rest on the right shoulder of the road at 2547 Irwinton Road.”

Added the accident report: “Driver 1 stated he was driving south and struck something but he wasn’t sure what. He stated he turned around to check and called 911 and remained on the scene.”

The accident occurred around 5 a.m. on the morning of Sept. 4.