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Pedestrian killed in hit and run on Victory Dr., Marathon Dr. in Columbus

Heavy police presence at Victory Dr., Marathon Dr. in Columbus
Heavy police presence at Victory Dr., Marathon Dr. in Columbus(Source: WTVM)
Published: Dec. 2, 2021 at 6:37 PM EST
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A man was hit and killed this evening at Victory Drive and Marathon Drive in Columbus.

According to Columbus Police Chief of Staff Katina Williams, 48-year-old Robert Porter II was struck while attempting to cross Victory Drive.

Porter was then transported to the Piedmont Columbus Regional where he was pronounced dead at 6:11 p.m.

The vehicle fled the scene after hitting the man. There is no description of the vehicle at this time.

Columbus police have parts of the intersection blocked off. The westbound lane is currently closed right before Marathon Dr.

Porter’s body has been sent for autopsy.

Stay with News Leader 9 on air and online for updates.

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