Originally created 11/26/03

Man killed in early morning accident



A Hephzibah man was killed this morning when a truck pulled into his path on a south Richmond County road, officials say.

Marvin Bishmond, 34, of Hephzibah, was killed in the accident after 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, said Richmond County Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen.

Mr. Bowen said Mr. Bishmond was driving northbound on Deans Bridge Road in a burgundy Oldsmobile, when a truck stopped at the intersection of Highway 1 and Bath-Edie Road pulled out in front of him.

Mr. Bishmond was pronounced dead at the scene, Mr. Bowen said. He said the victim's body will be sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab in Atlanta for an autopsy.

Mr. Bowen was unable to provide the identity of the driver of the truck early Wednesday morning.

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