SYLVESTER — A Colquitt County man died in an early morning hit-and-run accident in Sylvester.

Jordan Taylor Hicks, 26, was killed by a motorist who later abandoned the vehicle, Worth County Coroner John Johnson said. The accident occurred at about 3 a.m. on Georgia Highway 33 South.

The fatality was the second in as many weeks in the city.

“As far as I know he (Hicks) was with a group; he had to get out to urinate,” Johnson said. “He thought he was off the highway a little farther than he was. When he was walking to the back of the car that other car came by and clipped him.”

The car that struck Hicks, a new Dodge Magnum that had been purchased recently in Thomasville, was found abandoned a few miles outside Sylvester on the same roadway. The speed limit in the area where the accident occurred is 45 miles per hour.

Hicks died of multiple force trauma, Johnson said. No autopsy is scheduled.

Johnson was not sure whether an arrest had been made.

The Sylvester Police Department does not answer calls to the office on weekends. Attempts to reach police officials at their homes were unsuccessful.

Michael Adkins, 46, was killed Feb. 23 at around 7 p.m. while walking on U.S. Highway 82 in Sylvester.

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