Special to SEGAZINE
A man is dead after being hit by a cement truck in downtown Jesup about 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Georgia 27 and North 3rd Street.
Georgia State Patrol identified the victim as Brandon Hill, 27, of Jesup. Hill had been involved in an altercation with a group of individuals and had thrown a bottle at a woman and began running.
Based on witness accounts, it is believed that Hill was being followed by three individuals when he ran into the intersection, said GSP Trooper Raumando Thompson. The cement truck driver identified as Andrew Donagi, 44, of Screven will not face charges. He was driving the speed limit of 35 miles per hour when Hill stepped in front of the truck, according to the GSP. The Jesup Police Department is investigating the events leading up to the fatal crash.