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Tuesday May 18th, 2021 9:47AM

Pedestrian killed in Cumming

By Kimberly Sizemore Anchor/Reporter

A pedestrian was killed when he was hit by a car in Cumming on Tuesday evening.

According to a press release from the Cumming Police Department, a pedestrian, identified as 63-year- old Raul Gomez, stepped in front of an oncoming vehicle. The Honda CRV was traveling south in the outside lane on Castleberry Road when the pedestrian stepped off the sidewalk into the path of the car. The car was unable to stop, striking Gomez and causing the man to land in the roadway, sliding some distance. He was in the center turn lane when authorities arrived. He died from his injuries.

The driver of the Honda, 54-year-old Samuel Bearden, was unable to avoid hitting him and authorities say they have no idea why Gomez stepped off the sidewalk and into the path of traffic.

The Cumming Police say there does not appear to be any evidence of alcohol or drug impairment on the part of the Honda driver.

As part of the investigation, the victim will have a blood sample drawn and sent to the GBI Crime Lab.

Mr. Gomez did not have any family here in the United States, so his friends and employer were notified of his death.

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  • Associated Tags: Forsyth County, Cumming, pedestrian fatality, Castleberry Road, Cumming Police Department
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