Man dead after SUV plows into group of people crossing the street in Athens, police say

ATHENS, Ga. — Athens -Clarke County police said a man is dead after a car plowed into a group of people trying to cross a highway Thursday night.

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Police said a 2008 GMC Acadia, driven by 42-year-old David Edwards, hit the group as they were walking across Highway 29 from the Valero gas station towards the Texaco across the highway around 8 p.m.


Police said Edwards hit 44-year-old Michael Wilson and 33-year-old Brittany Streetman. A third person in the group was not injured.

Wilson was taken to the hospital, where he died. Streetman refused to be taken to the hospital.

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It’s unclear if the driver is facing charges.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Athens-Clarke County police at 762-400-7169.