Woman Killed While Crossing Highway 72 in Madison County

Woman Killed While Crossing Highway 72

A press release disclosed that a pedestrian was hit by multiple moving vehicles and killed while crossing Highway 72, Meadow Lane in Colbert, Madison County. According to Madison County Coroner Julie Harrison, the accident occurred around 6 p.m. on Monday, December 28th. 

Authorities identified the deceased victim as Lila Crystal Fox, 39, who lived on Greensboro Highway in Watkinsville, although originally from Florida. The release showed she left behind a 9-year old boy who wasn’t in her custody and had been currently living off Jack Sharp Road. 

The woman killed while crossing Highway got hit by two cars — a silver Volkswagen Jetta and a gold Chevrolet Traverse moving in the left and right travel lanes, respectively. Fox passed away at the scene of the accident, and the medics pronounced her dead. 

Eyewitnesses told authorities that they saw the woman running back and forth through the highway’s east and westbound lanes several times before the cars struck her. The first driver who hit Fox, a 50-year-old woman, claimed that she didn’t know that she had hit a human. 

The motorist said that she thought that she hit a deer that ran onto the road. An Athens man drove the second car that struck the victim, according to the Georgia State Patrol. 

The impact of the crash caused Fox severe trauma that killed her. Neither of the drivers suffered any degree of injuries. There are no charges at his time, and the investigation remains ongoing.

Crossing highways in Georgia can be very dangerous, especially during the holiday season when many vehicles are on the roads. Therefore, pedestrians should be careful and vigilant while crossing the roadway. If you happen to get into an accident, it will be best to call a car accident attorney in Georgia for help. 

Source: https://www.onlineathens.com/story/news/2020/12/29/woman-hit-killed-crossing-highway-72-madison-county/4073411001/

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