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Pedestrian killed by hit-and-run driver

A pedestrian was killed Wednesday night by a hit-and-run driver.

According to a Cartersville Police report, the unidentified 58-year-old man was walking along Georgia Highway 20 near the U.S. Highway 411 intersection around 9:30 p.m. when he was struck by a vehicle and killed. Cartersville police spokesperson Lt. Mike Bettikofer said the victim was hit while “crossing the road.”

The vehicle involved in the collision, he added, fled the scene following the incident. Bettikofer said authorities believe the vehicle is possibly a small SUV with considerable sustained front end damage and a “busted” radiator.

Cartersville Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call them at (770) 382-2526.

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