Local teen hit, killed early Sunday morning

COLUMBUS, Ga. — A Columbus teen is dead after police say a car hit and killed him around 3:40 a.m. Sunday morning.

A police report says the driver was traveling on River Road near the intersection with Bradley Park Drive when she hit the victim lying in the street.

Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan identified the victim as 15-year-old Justin Johanson. He says the cause of Johanson’s death is blunt force trauma.

Johanson was a student at Northside High School.

The case is still under investigation by the Columbus Police Department Motor Squad Unit.

Anyone with information on this case should contact Columbus Police at  706-653-3100.

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