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Pedestrian hit by commercial truck, dies

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.”

Brooks said Sims was pronounced deceased at the scene.

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