Pedestrian ID'd in south Bibb fatal accident

lfabian@macon.comJanuary 24, 2014 

Authorities have identified a 33-year-old man who died Friday night after being hit by two vehicles on Ga. 247.

Stephen Fuller, who was reportedly homeless at one time, was pronounced dead at the scene, said Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones.

"He was known to live in abandoned trailers out there on the south side," Jones said. "We need the public's assistance finding this man's family."

About 8:30 p.m., Fuller was killed in the 6400 block of Ga. 247, also known as Hawkinsville Road. According to a Bibb County Sheriff's Office news release, he appeared to have been walking from the northbound side of Hawkinsville Road to the southbound side near Barnes Road.

The accident happened between Allen Road and Liberty Church Road.

Fuller was first struck by a 2008 Chevy Trailblazer traveling north, driven by a 60-year-old Centerville man, according to the release. Jones said the vehicle sustained heavy damage to the front end and windshield.

He was then struck by a 2004 Honda Civic, also traveling north, driven by a 32-year-old Macon man, according to the release.

Fuller was pronounced dead at the scene, the release stated. No charges have been filed, and the accident remains under investigation. Both drivers stopped at the scene, Jones said.

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office fatality investigators shut down the highway to gather evidence, document pertinent distances and note the locations of the vehicles and the victim.

Anyone with information about Fuller is urged to call Deputy Coroner Lonnie Miley this weekend at 478-256-6714, or the Bibb County Coroner's Office during the work week at 478-621-6314.

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