Update: Wheelchair fatality, family speaks

By Roslyn Giles  - email | bio

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Muscogee County Coroner releases the name of the victim who died in the wheelchair accident Thursday. Bill Thrower says Willie France, 60, was pronounced dead at 12:51 Friday morning at Saint Francis Hospital from injuries he sustained after being hit by a car.  It happened at the intersection of Hamilton Road and 25th Street.

News Leader 9 talked to France's family. His 15 year old daughter says she, her grandmother and aunt are devastated by the tragedy.  Zachery Brunery says she doesn't know why her father was traveling on Hamilton Road.  She says he is usually with him.

The driver was also taken to a hospital.  Police have not said whether any charges will be filed.

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