Man struck, killed walking on Hwy. 154

By ELIZABETH MELVILLE elizabeth@newnan.com A pedestrian struck and killed by a motorist Monday evening on Highway 154 has been identified as 25-year-old Shane McCreery of Newnan. The incident happened at 7:50 p.m. on Highway 154 in front of the Bedford Forest subdivision, according to Lt. John LaChance of the Coweta County Sheriff's Office.
According to LaChance, McCreery was walking along Highway 154 when he was struck by James Green, 49, of Whitesburg, who was traveling southbound in a Jeep Cherokee. McCreery was transported to Piedmont Newnan Hospital where he was later pronounced dead, according to LaChance. "The investigation is in the infancy stage -- we're waiting on drug and toxicology reports to come back," said LaChance. Investigators will be reconstructing what happened in the coming days to determine whether the pedestrian was walking on the roadway at the time of the accident. Deputy First Class John Curtis is conducting the investigation. Anyone with additional information should contact the sheriff's office, 770-253-1502.

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