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Police: Pedestrian killed in downtown Columbus

By Roslyn Giles

COLUMBUS, GA (WXTX) -  Columbus police are investigating a fatal accident that happened at the intersection of Veterans Parkway and 15th Street around 9:30 Tuesday night.

The car was traveling southbound on Veterans when it struck 53-year-old George Spencer.

Spencer was taken to Columbus Regional Medical Center for treatment where he was later pronounced dead. He suffered blunt forced trauma to his body.

No charges have been filed against the driver. Spencer's body is being sent to the state crime lab for an autopsy.

Police have not said if speed played a role in the accident. They are hoping surveillance video from a nearby gas station will give them a better idea of what really happened.

The case is under investigation by the patrol division of the Columbus Police Department.

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