Pedestrian hit, killed on Pyne Road

Published 1:38 pm Monday, November 6, 2017

A 78-year-old man was killed after being hit by a pickup truck on Friday night on Pyne Road, according to Georgia State Patrol.

The man, George Allen of LaGrange, was pronounced dead on the scene.

According to GSP, a dark-colored pickup truck was traveling south on Pyne Road, and while negotiating a curve the vehicle travelled off the right side of the road and struck a pedestrian.  The truck then left the scene. According to the GSP report, a witness heard the collision around 8:45 p.m. but did not see the collision itself or the pedestrian, but did see the truck leaving the scene.

Later, two locals stopped when they saw what appeared to be a person lying in a ditch. According to GSP, they returned to the incident location and called 911. GSP was dispatched to the scene at 9:42 p.m.

GSP is currently looking for a 2007-2008 Ram pickup with damage on the right front side, including damage to the windshield and a missing headlight in connection with the incident. GSP has asked for the public’s assistance in locating the vehicle.

Anyone with information regarding the vehicle should contact TFC Jonathan Driskell with the Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team at (770) 254-7201.