Macon woman died from internal injuries, coroner says

An autopsy Monday showed that a Macon woman died from internal injuries she sustained when she was hit by a car while standing on her porch, the coroner said.

Charlene Cowan, 48, was struck about 5:30 p.m. Saturday and died about a half-hour later, Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said.

Grelan Angelo Muse Jr., 23, was driving the vehicle that hit Cowan, authorities said. He was later charged with murder, aggravated assault, battery/family violence, cruelty to a child, and second-degree criminal damage to property.

Cowan’s daughter was Muse’s girlfriend. On Saturday afternoon, the couple had argued, and at some point Muse got into his car and ran over Cowan while she was standing on the front porch of her Elpis Street home. Elpis Street is located in the Unionville neighborhood off Pio Nono Avenue.

Cowan was conscious and alert just after she was hit, but she died a short time later.

A neighbor, Brenda Reeze, came to the scene shortly after Cowan was hit and talked to her friend.

She said Cowan was happy because her grandchild would be spending the weekend with her.

Muse was still in the Bibb County jail Monday.

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