A pedestrian who had run out of gas on the bypass was struck and killed while crossing U.S. 411 East at the Mathis Road intersection around 7 p.m. Monday night.
The man was identified as 63-year-old Alan Clark Edwards of Floyd County by Floyd County Coroner Gene Proctor. Proctor said he pronounced Edwards dead at the scene at 7:30 p.m.
Lt. Paul Greene with the Rome Police Department said the man was carrying a gas can and tried to cross the intersection while the traffic light was still green. A small white pick-up truck which was eastbound on the highway came through the intersection and struck the victim who was pronounced dead on the scene. Greene said he did not anticipate, early in the investigation, that any charges would be filed against the driver of the truck.