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Cyclist hit, killed in Molena

Law enforcement and emergency personnel were on the scene in Molena Thursday afternoon where a pedestrian riding a bicycle was hit and killed by a vehicle. UPDATED: The following press release was sent by the Pike County Sheriff’s Office around 4 p.m. Thursday. Pike County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Investigators responded to Highway 18 in the area of Hamilton Road at approximately 1 p.m. today, Thursday. The site was the scene of a collision involving a pick up truck and a bicyclist. The truck was travelling westbound on Highway 18 when it struck a bicyclist that was also travelling in the same direction. The rider of the bicycle was deceased at the scene and has been identified as Henry Wellmaker of Concord. The investigation is in its initial phase as the Investigators work to determine what caused the fatal collision. Mr. Wellmaker will be transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab for an autopsy to be performed. The driver’s name is not being released as of yet and no charges have been filed at this time as the investigation continues into the events that occurred.

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