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GSP: Covington man struck and killed Friday

COVINGTON — A Covington man was struck and killed Friday night when he was hit by a pickup truck on Ga. Highway 81.

The Georgia State Patrol stated in a press release that a Covington Police Department officer discovered 46-year-old John Lee Brown around 9:20 p.m. had been struck by a vehicle was and was lying in the southbound travel lane of Ga. 81 near Alcovy Street.

“Also around that time, another Covington officer located a 1994 Ford Ranger pickup in a ditch on Ga. 81 at Flat Shoals Road. The driver was located and identified as Caycee Lee Spears, 23, from Covington,” GSP Trooper Gordy Wright stated.

Brown, was transported to Newton Medical Center and was later pronounced deceased.

Charges against Spears are pending the completion of the follow-up investigation, according to the GSP. Blood was drawn on both the driver and victim to determine if alcohol was a contributing factor.