Woman fatally struck by car

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A female pedestrian was fatally hit by a car in Columbia County late Wednesday, authorities said.

Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins said 24-year-old Christian Giles, of 931 Sawbuck Way, Evans, was pronounced dead at Medical College of Georgia Hospital. The incident reportedly occurred about 9 p.m. at the intersection of Mullikin Road and Hunters Cove near Furys Ferry Road.

Mr. Collins said Mrs. Giles was a school teacher at John Milledge Elementary School. He said she was walking down Mullikin Road with her husband and two dogs when she was struck by the vehicle. An autopsy is set for Thursday morning at the Augusta GBI crime lab. Mr. Collins said he had been told the motorist was being held by police, but no other information was readily available.

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