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Advanced Disposal worker dies after being hit by car on I-75

Pedestrian struck, killed on I-75 near Byron

A pedestrian fatality Monday afternoon on I-75 North just past exit 49 brought traffic to a standstill in the northbound lane.
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A pedestrian fatality Monday afternoon on I-75 North just past exit 49 brought traffic to a standstill in the northbound lane.

A man was hit by a car and killed Monday afternoon on northbound Interstate 75.

Jimmy Lee Jordan, 47, was riding with a co-worker in an Advanced Disposal garbage truck just north of the Byron exit when the pair stopped on the right shoulder.

It was unclear what happened before Jordan was hit by a gold sedan.

His body was covered with a tarp in the far right lane for more than an hour after the 2 p.m. crash.

Peach County Coroner Kerry Rooks told a Telegraph reporter at the scene that Jordan had been feeling sick and apparently walked into traffic. Later, Rooks said he had since learned there may have been an argument or altercation between the two men.

Georgia State Patrol is investigating the crash.

Laura Corley 744-4334; @Lauraecor

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