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Pedestrian killed on Athens Perimeter

Updated: Nov 13

By Joe Johnson

A pedestrian reportedly was killed early Friday when struck by a vehicle on the Athens Perimeter.

The incident happened on a section of the highway's outer loop between North Chase Street and Prince Avenue, according to a Nixie alert that was issued at 12:43 a.m. by the Athens-Clarke County Police Department.

County Coroner Sonny Wilson said the victim was identified as 59-year-old John Patrick Clark, who is believed to have been homeless.

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department said that Clark was struck by a 1990 Honda Accord that was driven by 43-year-old Michael Sorrells.

No charges resulted from the collision, but police said that the incident continued to be investigated.

Police asked for anyone with information about the incident to contact Senior Police Officer Dustin Tilley at or 762-400-7355.

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