Driver charged in death of pedestrian

Lynn Pitts (Source: Columbus Police Department)
Lynn Pitts (Source: Columbus Police Department)

A Columbus woman has been arrested in connection to the death of a man at the Country Crossing Plaza Shopping Center on Macon Road.

Columbus police say Lynn Pitts, 65, is charged with misdemeanor homicide by vehicle.

84-year-old Willis Smith died earlier this month after police say Lynn hit him with her car in the Publix parking lot. Smith initially said he was fine and went home.  He later died next day from trauma to his brain.

Lynn has been released on bond.

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