MOULTRIE — The Moultrie Police Department and Colquitt County Coroner’s Office is asking for the community’s help in identifying a Hispanic man killed Saturday night as he walked across First Avenue Southeast.

Moultrie Police Spokesman Dave Underwood said the man was killed about 11 p.m. Saturday as he tried to cross the four-lane street near Old Adel Road. The man did not have any identification on him, and police are asking for any information about a missing Hispanic male.

The department believes the man was a field worker, and Underwood said anyone who is missing a worker, a family member or friend should call the police department at 985-3131 or 873-3198 or the coroner’s office at 616-7470 with any information. Officers want to ensure the man receives due respect and stresses anyone to call without fear of immigration status.

“We want this man to have a proper burial,” Underwood said.

Colquitt County Deputy Coroner Kevin Wimberly said the man was wearing a black T-shirt, black jeans and brown work boots at the time of the incident. He appeared to be between 30 and 40 years of age. He had no identity on him, and Wimberly has been unable to contact anyone who knew him.

“We really need the community’s help so we can notify or find family,” Wimberly said.

The man was hit by a Oldsmobile Cutlass, driven by Michael Dickinson of 2953 Old Adel Road, as he tried to cross First Avenue Southeast from Shady Acres Trailer Park, Underwood said. The man was thrown into the air following the impact and landed in the roadway.

Underwood said Dickinson pulled over to the side and tried to flag down other vehicles. Before he got other vehicle drivers’ attention, however, two other vehicles — a Ford F-150, driven by Michael Skeen of 559 Highway 319 N., and a Kia Sorento, driven by Michael Griffin of 202 28th Ave. N.W. — ran over the man as he lay in the road. He was pronounced dead at Colquitt Regional Medical Center, and the incident is currently under investigation by the Moultrie Police Department and Colquitt County Coroner’s Office.

The man is the fourth pedestrian killed in Colquitt County in 2007, all within the last three months. Khristina Marie Hardy, 46, was killed July 10 when she was hit by a pickup while standing at the rear of her truck alongside Highway 133 in Doerun. Cecil Bowers, 62, was hit and killed Aug. 18 in his driveway on Old Timey Trail, and William Lee Smith Jr., 59, died Sept. 8 after he was hit crossing West Central Avenue on Sept. 6.

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