Update on Fatal Accident involving Pedestrian in Bartow

July 5th, 2022 – 5:10 PM

WBHF Radio –

(Via WBHF Radio) The identity of a man struck and killed by a vehicle in Bartow County on Saturday has been revealed by the Cartersville Police Department.

According to Cartersville Police reports, William Ray Wise died from injuries sustained in the one-vehicle accident that occurred Sunday night at approximately 9:07 p.m.

The driver of a 2012 Acura told officers he struck Wise with his vehicle while traveling north on Joe Frank Harris approaching Center Road.

The driver also stated as saying that one minute no one was there, and the next minute, the pedestrian was on the windshield.

A witness to the incident reported seeing Wise dart into the roadway from a tree line, and also stated that “there is no way the accident could have been prevented.”

According to the report, the Acura was traveling at about 50 miles per hour when the accident occurred.

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