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Athens Man Struck, Killed by Car on Loop Near 316

Officials say a 33-year-old man, who they believe was living in Athens, was helping the driver of a disabled vehicle.

Athens Man Struck, Killed by Car on Loop Near 316

A 33-year-old man living in Athens was struck by a car and killed on the Loop near Highway 316 Thursday night, according to an email release from the Oconee County Sheriff's Office and a post on the office's Facebook Page. Officials responded to the call about 11:18 p.m.

"The person killed had stopped to assist the driver of another vehicle that had broken down in the travel lane," the Georgia State Patrol said in an email. "A vehicle approached the disabled vehicle and swerved to the right to avoid the car. The car in motion struck the pedestrian while swerving to avoid the collision."

Officials were withholding identification until the man's family is notified.

"We believe the man lived in Athens, but is from somewhere else," the Sheriff's Office statement said.

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