The Union Recorder

Local News

April 25, 2013

Authorites ID man fatally struck by car near West Campus Drive

MILLEDGEVILLE — Local authorities say a pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle during the early morning hours. Georgia State Patrol Trooper First Class Michael Screws said all reports place Victor Chatfield, the victim, believed to be in his early 20s, walking in the roadway around 5:20 a.m. The Milledgeville Police Department got a call prior to the fatal incident.

Maj. John Davis of MPD said police received the first call about a pedestrian and a follow-up call minutes after saying a man was asleep in the road.

According to GSP, a female witness from a nearby convenience store said she saw Chatfield walking around ABC Drive as she was on her way to work minutes before the accident. Officers didn’t smell alcohol on the victim, but are awaiting blood test results for confirmation on whether alcohol was involved. GSP reported no signs of impairment with the driver that hit Chatfield. Screws expects no charges.

“[The driver] didn't even have time to hit the brakes,” the trooper said. “The guy either stumbled out in front of him or was in the road.”

Authorities shut down southbound traffic on the Highway 441 bypass near West Campus for more than two hours after the incident to allow an accident reconstruction team to work the scene.

1
Text Only
Local News
Poll
AP Video
Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks
NDN Video
Jabari Parker's Top 5 Plays From Duke Career Kourtney Kardashian Is a Bikini Babe More Manpower Than Ever Expected At 4/20 Rally Debunk'd: Miley Cyrus AIDS, Cheeseburgers Cause Cancer, Military Warning Bill Previewing the NBA playoffs Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite My name is Cocaine Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Lohan Gets Candid About Her Sex List The 2014 New York Auto Show Meet Johnny Manziel's New Girlfriend Chelsea Clinton Announces Pregnancy Funny: Celebrating Easter with Martha Stewart and Friends Man Accuses 'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer of Sexually Abusing Him As a Teenager Man hit with $525 federal fine after he doesn't pay for soda refill Lea Michele & Naya Rivera Feuding? Jabari Parker declares for the NBA draft Singing Nun Belts Out Cyndi Lauper New West, Texas Explosion Video Swim Daily, Throwback Thursday