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Byron man dies after struck by pickup when attempting to walk across roadway

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates 32 percent of all pedestrian fatalities occur between 8 pm and midnight. Here are a few simple tips to help keep yourself safe while walking near traffic.
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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates 32 percent of all pedestrian fatalities occur between 8 pm and midnight. Here are a few simple tips to help keep yourself safe while walking near traffic.

A 64-year-old man was struck by a pickup as he tried to walk across a main roadway in Perry and died from his injuries Friday night.

Vijaykumar Bhathawala, of Byron, walked into the path of a Chevrolet Silverado when he attempted to cross General Courtney Hodges Boulevard near Baird Drive about 10:10 p.m., the Georgia State Patrol reported.

Bhathawala was not walking in a crosswalk, state patrol Cpl. Phillip Kilgore said in an email.

The accident remains under investigation.

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