UPDATE: Woman killed in overnight hit and run in south Columbus ID’d

Updated: Sep. 12, 2020 at 10:25 AM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A woman killed in a hit and run overnight in south Columbus has been identified.

Deputy Coroner Charles Newton has confirmed that 40-year-old Jayme Tarver, of Columbus, was struck by a vehicle near the Walmart on Victory Dr.

Someone who saw Tarver’s body on the road called police, alerting them to the hit and run.

Mucogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan pronounced Tarver dead at 3:40 a.m., but it is believed the accident happened closer to 3:00 a.m.

Tarver’s body is being sent to the GBI Crime Lab for an autopsy. This is an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Columbus police.

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