Pedestrian killed after walking in path of big-rig on I-20

(Source: WALB)
(Source: WALB)
Published: Jan. 25, 2023 at 9:41 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 25, 2023 at 2:23 PM EST
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WARRENTON, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A pedestrian died Wednesday morning in a crash on Interstate 20 that shut down eastbound traffic for a time.

The Georgia State Patrol said troopers responded around 7:12 a.m. Wednesday to the incident on eastbound I-20 at mile marker 160 in Warren County.

The driver of a vehicle parked on the shoulder explained that the deceased was a passenger in their vehicle who had a history of depression.

The deceased, a 40-year-old woman from North Carolina, exited the vehicle and entered the roadway into the path of a tractor-trailer and suffered fatal injuries, according to GSP.

Next of kin have been notified.

It’s being treated as a suicide.