Two locals were struck by vehicles Thursday with one incident resulting in a fatality and the other involving a child.
Shortly after midnight, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) received a report about a woman struck by a vehicle on Milledgeville-Octa Road. Investigation discovered that 75-year-old Linda Morgan, of 6138 Milledgeville-Octa Road, was driving her 2010 Dodge Caravan when she got out of her vehicle without putting it in park, according to the FCSO.
The vehicle rolled and knocked Morgan to the pavement, pinning her under the open door. A family member found Morgan on the road and called authorities. Fayette County EMS transported Morgan to Fayette County Memorial Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
As of press time, it was unknown how much time had expired between the accident and when Morgan was discovered.
At 7:39 a.m. Thursday in the City of Washington Court House, a vehicle was traveling northeast on Comfort Lane and stopped at the Nelson Place intersection stop sign. A 10-year-old female was walking southwest on Comfort when she reportedly ran to cross Nelson Place.
The 10-year-old ran right into the path of the vehicle that was attempting to turn right onto Nelson Place and was struck, according to the Washington Police Department. An independent witness said the girl was in the crosswalk when the driver of the vehicle attempted to turn.
According to the report, the girl suffered possible injuries and was transported to Fayette County Memorial Hospital for treatment.
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