Man dies after being hit by car in Eatonton

An Eatonton man died early this morning after he was hit by a car in a residential neighborhood not far from downtown Eatonton.

Charlie Welch, 63, was pronounced dead at Putnam General Hospital at 6:45 a.m., said Marcus Turner, deputy coroner of Putnam County.

Welch stepped in front of a car in the 100 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive at about 6 a.m., Turner said.

No information was immediatly available about the car or its driver but the Putnam County coroner's office is considering the case an accidental death, Turner said.