The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office reports a pedestrian stuck by a vehicle this morning, and the coroner says the accident was fatal.
According to Coroner Mark Bowen, the victim killed in the 2100 block of Old Savannah Road has been identified as Sujada Lazana Truitt, 19, of 300 Apple Crossing Drive, Martinez.
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 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.