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Pedestrian killed by car on Atlanta Highway

By Joe Johnson

A pedestrian was killed Wednesday night when she was struck by a vehicle on Atlanta Highway.

According to police, 44-year-old Cleo Catherine Wallace was walking eastbound in the left lane of

Atlanta Highway in front of Strickland's Restaurant when she was struck by an eastbound 1999 Honda being driven by 20-year-old Jesus Marin Villarreal.

Wallace was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department indicated that no charges have been filed, but the incident continued to be investigated.

The department said in a news release that investigators would like to talk to the driver of a white pickup truck that passed Wallace prior to her being struck.

Police asked for anyone with information concerning the incident to contact Senior Police Officer Tilley at Dustin.Tilley@accgov.com / 762-400-7355 or Sergeant Schulte at 762-400-7093 or

Police noted the incident involved the 20th traffic fatality in 2023.

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Stop. Look. Listen. If a car is coming, the car has the right of way. Let the car(s) pass before entering the roadway. Walk, don't run.

Do not step out in front of a car; they might hit you.

Always assume the car-driver can not see you.


Clean underwear does not matter if you are hit by a car.

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Yes and No. My assumption is not as you state. Rather, I am assuming that 99.99 percent of the population ( yes I am being generous) are capable of making decisions for themselves.


My dog knows not to go in the road.


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Kim Zanone
Kim Zanone
2023년 12월 21일

Sorry to read this. Condolences to her family and care also to the person driving the automobile.

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Georgia is a Cesspool
Georgia is a Cesspool
2023년 12월 21일
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Yes, I had a friend that accidentally killed someone while driving many years ago. It was traumatic to say the least and he still has trouble with it today.

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Drunk, drugs, stupid or all of the

Above.

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Georgia is a Cesspool
Georgia is a Cesspool
2023년 12월 21일
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A human life was lost and you are on here again showing how Christians behave. Glad I don‘t associate with your ilk.

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Paul Bunce
Paul Bunce
2023년 12월 21일

In the road at night. Apparently you can fix stupid.

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Georgia is a Cesspool
Georgia is a Cesspool
2023년 12월 21일
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Where do you propose anyone cross in that area? There are no sidewalks or crosswalks. A human life was lost and a driver is dealing with the fact they killed another human. Why do dislike your fellow humans so much? Who hurt you?

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