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Warner Robins man struck, killed while changing a flat tire in Florida

A Warner Robins man was killed Saturday night while changing a flat tire on U.S. 231 in Bay County, Florida.

Gonzella Yancie, 58, was pronounced dead on the scene by Bay County Emergency Medical Service workers, according to a Florida Highway Patrol news release.

Yancie had parked his 2000 Toyota Sienna on the west shoulder of the southbound lane of the four-lane highway to change the tire, the release said.

He was struck and killed as he was changing the tire at 10:25 p.m. by a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado driven by a 19-year-old Tifton man, according to the release.

Becky Purser: 478-256-9559, @BecPurser