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Man fatally struck by car while crossing Danielsville Road

An Athens man was crossing Danielsville Road Wednesday evening when he was struck and fatally injured by a car, according to the Athens-Clarke County Police Department.

Police said that 78-year-old Jewell Jarrells was crossing the road near Fernwood Court and walking toward towards J.J. Harris Elementary School at about 6:26 p.m. when he was struck by a northbound 2013 Chrysler 200 being driven by Monica Barnes, 55, of Athens.

The motorist is was not immediately charged, but police said the incident was under active investigation.

ACCPD asked for anyone who may have seen the pedestrian along the roadway, or any other information about the incident, to contact Senior Police Officer Tilley at or 762-400-7355; or Sergeant Schulte at or 762-400-7093.

Police noted that the incident involved the 22st traffic fatality in the county in 2023.

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Paul Bunce
Paul Bunce
28 de dez. de 2023

Oh, according to how we were treated in Winterville it needs a four way stop or a stop light. Which would be insane.

What it really needs is for pedestrians follow one rule: "Don't be stupid."

A rule which applies to everyone all the time.


I guess that spot needs a crosswalk.

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