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Pedestrian killed while crossing Atlanta Highway

Updated: Jul 23

By Joe Johnson

A woman was killed Friday night when she was struck by an SUV as she crossed Atlanta Highway on the west side, Athens-Clarke County police said.

The incident happened at about 9;37 p.m. as the Jetsenia Gissel Rosado, 36, was crossing the four-lane highway at Custom Place near Old Monroe Road, police said.

The responding officers attempted life-saving measures prior to the victim being transported to the hospital, where she was pronounced deceased.

The SUV's Driver was not charged, according to police, who noted that the victim was not in a designated crosswalk.

The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to contact Senior Police Officer James Trotter at 762-400-7326

This is the 10th fatal traffic Cato of 2023 in Athens-Clarke County.

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