Fatal accident recorded on North Columbia Saturday night
A man with a Putnam County address lost his life on Saturday night after being struck by an SUV while walking along North Columbia Street.
The deceased was identified as Gerald Burge, white male, 56.
Burge was not one of the regular pedestrians around North Columbia Street, and patrol officers with the Milledgeville Police Department weren't immediately familiar with him.
The driver of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder was not cited, and "speed was not a determining factor," according to the MPD.
The accident occurred at roughly 9:45 p.m. in front of Cookout. Burge was walking in the roadway when he was struck by the "front right" of the Pathfinder around the headlight. The distance between the collision and the place where Burge came to a stop in front of Ace Hardware was roughly 65 feet, according to the investigation.
He was transferred to the hospital with serious injuries and later passed away.