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Sunday July 12th, 2020 3:39PM

Gainesville man arrested in fatal Jackson Co. hit and run

By AccessWDUN staff
BRASELTON - Georgia State Troopers have the driver of a car involved in a fatal hit and run Monday in Jackson County in custody.
 
GSP spokeswoman Franka Young confirmed in an email that the driver, Billy Eugene Bowers, Sr., was in custody. The 51-year-old from Gainesville allegedly hit a bicyclist on Highway 53 in Jackson County, about a mile before the Hall County Line.
 
Young confirmed the victim had been riding a bicycle. Charges against Bowers are pending.
 
Earlier, Jackson County Emergency Services officials confirmed that the person was struck and killed by a vehicle Monday afternoon.
 
In that press statement, county emergency services director Steve Nichols said emergency responders found a male victim unconscious and unresponsive.  Nichols said resuscitation efforts failed, and the victim was pronounced dead.
 
Nichols also confirmed the vehicle that hit the person left the scene.
 
 
 
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