Pedestrian hit by commercial truck, dies

Published 10:34 am Friday, March 26, 2021

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A Georgia man died as a result of being hit by a commercial vehicle early this morning, according to the Atmore Police Department.

Chief Chuck Brooks said at approximately 1:19 a.m. on March 26, the APD responded to a call in response to a pedestrian being hit by a commercial vehicle (truck), owned by Billy Barnes Enterprises in Frisco City, around the 1700 block of South Main Street.

“APD officers arrived on scene and discovered the body of a male under the commercial vehilce’s trailer,” Brooks said. “The male was later identified as Clemente Terrance G. Sims, 31 years of age, from Iron City, Ga.”

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Brooks said Sims was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Details of the traffic crash are pending due to the ongoing investigation, Brooks said.