Man Struck, Killed By UPS Truck On I-75 In Valdosta

By: Eames Yates Email
By: Eames Yates Email

By: Eames Yates
September 17, 2013

Valdosta, GA - The man was Marcus Holmes and was a student at Valdosta State University. They say he was hit right by Exit 18.

Georgia State Patrol is now investigating the accident. It says a UPS truck traveling on I-75 Monday around midnight hit Marcus Holmes. The truck's driver has already been interviewed but no charges have been filed.

Georgia State Patrol Sergeant First Class, Carl Taylor: "Dark clothing the victim was wearing so visibility was minimal at best. He said by the time he saw the victim there was no way to avoid impact."

Troopers say foul play is not suspected-- though they aren't sure why Holmes was on the highway.

Georgia State Patrol Sergeant First Class, Carl Taylor: "The UPS trucking company requires their drivers to submit to a blood urinalysis screen anytime they're involved in a crash and of course being that we do have a fatal victim we do obtain the blood analysis as well."

Bobbi Hancock lives near where the accident happened. Her heart goes out to his parents.

Hancock: "I would be devastated. I would not know how my life would go on. Certainly it would go on, I have two children, but the thoughts of losing a child for any reason is probably to me one of the worst evils that any parent could ever experience."

It's going to take about a month before the Georgia State Patrol will get Holmes blood test back, but at this point, drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor.


By: Eames Yates
September 17, 2013

A man was struck and killed by a UPS truck while walking on I-75 in Valdosta.

The accident happened around midnight last night near the exit to St. Augustine Road. The man's identity has not been released, but the Georgia State Patrol tells us that he was an African American in his 20's.

At this point, drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor. No charges have been filed.

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