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GAINESVILLE, Ga. (CBS46) -- A pedestrian was found dead in Gainesville early Wednesday afternoon.

Gainesville Police responded to a call about an accident involving a pedestrian around 4 p.m near Athens Highway and Lenox Drive.

Police identified the pedestrian as 57-year-old Tony Odell Thomason of Gainesville.

According to the police report, a silver Nissan Sentra struck Thomason as he was walking near the roadway.

Thomason suffered from serious injuries and he was immediately transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about this incident, please call us at (770) 534-5252.

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