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Grandmother, grandson die after being struck by car while crossing Bibb road

A grandmother carrying her 6-year-old grandson in her arms as she was crossing a Bibb County roadway was struck by a sports utility vehicle and killed Friday night.

Debra Davis, 53, was pronounced dead on the scene, according to a Bibb County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Her grandson, Daniel Davis, was rushed by ambulance to the Medical Center, Navicient Health, where he died afterward, the release said.

Debra Davis apparently stepped in front of the Nissan Xterra in the 4600 block of Mercer University Drive, according to the release.

The accident is under investigation.

The double-fatality brings the total number of pedestrian crash deaths in Bibb County to 11 for 2019, compared to 16 pedestrian crash deaths in 2018, said Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones.

Anyone with information in reference to Friday night’s incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500.

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Becky Purser has covered breaking news as well as crime and courts primarily in Houston and Peach counties for The Telegraph. She’s now exploring topics that impact the lives of children, parents and the family. A graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville with a bachelor’s degree in communications/news-editorial sequence, Becky also has covered city and county government for Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia newspapers.
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