Special to SEGAZINE
A Monday morning accident took the life of an area teen earlier Monday after he was accidentally struck by a vehicle while on an east side Brantley highway.
Coroner Richard Rowell confirmed Monday afternoon that Justin Kody Smith, 14, was struck by a car at approximately 10:30 a.m. Monday while he rode his bicycle along Hwy. 110 West past Fort McIntosh.
Emergency calls went out shortly after with operators warning of a possible fatality in the accident.
The accident scene temporarily closed off the section of the highway that morning.
Rowell said that Smith’s family had been notified of the incident. Smith attended Atkinson Church of God of Prophecy, he said – just miles from the scene of the collision.
The Enterprise will provide more information as it becomes available.