Early County Sheriff’s Office investigating hit-and-run death

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Sammy George, 49, of Blakely, Ga.
Sammy George, 49, of Blakely, Ga.
The Early County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of 49-year-old Sammy E. George of Blakely, Ga., who passed away Sunday, August 10.

The Early County Sheriff’s Office received a call at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 9th with reports of an injured man lying in the road on Jesse Johnson Street. Deputies say George was found unresponsive with visible head injuries. They believe it’s possible he was struck by a vehicle that left the scene.

George was taken to Pioneer Community Hospital in Blakely, before being transferred to Tallahassee, where he later died. An official cause of death will not be available until the completion of an autopsy by the GBI Division of Forensic Science, Medical Examiner’s Office.

The Early County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the help of the public to further this investigation. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to please contact the Investigative Division of the Sheriff’s Office at (229)723-3158 or Sheriff William Price at (229)723-3484.

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