Martinez pedestrian dies from injuries



A Martinez man hit by two cars early Sunday morning died from his injuries.

Bradley Kenneth Simons, 22, of High Chaparral Drive, died early Monday at Georgia Regents Medical Center, according to Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins.

Simons was walking on Old Evans Road near Dent Street about 3:30 a.m. when he was hit, Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris said.

A passer-by saw Simons facedown in the westbound lane and stopped to help. She told deputies that she tried to flag down a four-door Jeep Wrangler, but it ran over Simons and continued west on Old Evans Road.

Collins said an autopsy performed Monday at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab in Augusta indicated he died of blunt force trauma. Toxicology tests are pending.

The drivers who hit Simons have not yet been identified, Morris said.


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