2 crossing highway struck, killed by police cruiser - CBS46 News

2 crossing highway struck, killed by police cruiser

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Two men apparently crossing a highway Friday morning were struck and killed by a Barnesville police officer in his patrol car.

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the incident, which occurred in Barnesville in Lamar County. Troopers were called to the collision site on Georgia Highway 7 near Grove Street around 1:05 a.m.

The two men killed -- identified as Justin Sullivan, 25, and Quentin Byrd, 21, both from Barnesville -- were apparently crossing the southbound lanes of the four-lane highway when they were struck in the travel lane by a southbound Barnesville Police patrol car.

The Barnesville police officer was treated for injuries at a local hospital.

The crash is being investigated by the Forsyth post of the Georgia State Patrol as well as the GSP Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team.

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