Pedestrian Killed on Interstate 24 in Dade


UPDATE: The deceased has been identified by Georgia State Patrol as Joseph P. Tidwell of Alcoa, TN. The vehicle was driven by Hope Dawn Vance of Mcdowell, WV. 

A Tennessee man was killed early Tuesday morning on I-24 in Dade.

According to authorities the man attempted to cross the Interstate on I-24 Westbound at the I-59 split just before 1 a.m. A vehicle traveling Westbound driven by a woman, with her husband as a passenger, struck the pedestrian.

The accident was unavoidable and the pedestrian was killed instantly.

The Coroner’s Office, Sheriff’s Office and Georgia State Patrol worked together on the scene.

Name of the victim is being withheld pending the notification of the next of kin.