Pedestrian hit after vehicle drives around stopped traffic on I-95

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By WTOC Staff

Published: Feb. 21, 2023 at 9:44 PM EST

POOLER, Ga. (WTOC) - The Pooler Police Department confirms one person is dead following a crash Tuesday afternoon.

The deadly crash, involving a pedestrian, happened when traffic was stopped on I-95 due to a previous accident with an over turned tractor trailer.

Photo: Tractor trailer accident on I-95(Adam Maltby)

Pooler Police say a vehicle used the emergency lane to pass stopped traffic, and hit a pedestrian.

The driver, Nathan Whitten, was arrested. He has been charged with Homicide by Vehicle, DUI, Too Fast for Conditions, Reckless Driving, Improper Passing on Left, and Failure to Maintain Lane.

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