Pedes­trian killed try­ing to cross road

The Covington News - - FRONT PAGE - AM­BER PITTMAN apittman@cov­news.com

Benita O’Neal Marks, 57, of Cov­ing­ton, was killed Thurs­day as she at­tempted to cross Ga. High­way 36 at Las­siter Street around 6:50 p.m.

A 2007 Ford F150 driven by Der­rick Ni­chols of Cov­ing­ton was trav­el­ing south when Marks re­port­edly stepped in front of his ve­hi­cle, ac­cord­ing to Ge­or­gia State Pa­trol spokesman Gordy Wright. Ni­chols did stop his ve­hi­cle when he struck Marks.

Marks died at the scene. The crash re­mains un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion by GSP. There are no charges pend­ing against Ni­chols.

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