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Athens man killed when struck by vehicle

Updated: Nov 3

By Joe Johnson

An Athens man reportedly was killed Thursday night when he was struck by a vehicle on a northeastern county highway.

According to the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, 44-year-old Michael Eugene Wilson of Athens was crossing U.S. Highway 29 North near Harve Mathis Road shortly after 8 p.m. when he and one of two women he was with were struck by a southbound GMC Acadia.

Police said that Wilson was transported by ambulance to the hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

Though police indicated that 33-year -old Brittany Streetman also had been struck by the SUV, they said she did not report any injuries.

The vehicle was being driven by David Edwards, 42, of Colbert, who was not immediately charged.

An investigation was ongoing Friday afternoon, and police asked for anyone with information concerning the incident to contact Senior Police Officer Joey Lewis at 762-400-7169 or

ACCPD noted that the incident was the county's 14th highway fatality in 2023.

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