Alcohol not a factor in death of pedestrian in Richmond County

The Richmond County Coroner’s Office confirmed Tuesday evening no alcohol was detected on the victim of Tuesday’s fatal pedestrian accident.

Sujada Lazana Truitt, 19, was struck by a vehicle and killed while walking in the 2100 block of Old Savannah Road, according to Coroner Mark Bowen. Truitt is from 300 Applecross Drive in Martinez.

The victim, Bowen said, was wearing dark clothing and “walking pretty much in the center of the road near the double-yellow line.”

“It isn’t a very well-lit area to begin with,” Bowen added.

According to a news release, Bowen said Truitt was walking south in the 2100 block of Old Savannah Road about 4:30 a.m. when she was hit by a southbound vehicle. Truitt was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:05 a.m.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the accident, Bowen confirmed.

The sheriff’s office traffic accident reconstruction team was called to the scene.

It was the fifth pedestrian fatality in Richmond County this year, according to an Augusta Chronicle database.

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