Coroner identifies homeless woman hit, killed by car on 13th Street

CPD asks anyone who may know the woman's family to please come forward.


9:45 A.M. — The Muscogee County Coroner’s Office confirms a 65-year-old pedestrian was hit and killed by a car early Tuesday morning.

Chief Deputy Coroner Freeman Worley confirmed Mary Alice Gleghorn died of blunt force trauma to the head.

He says the coroner’s office has not been able to find family for Gleghorn since it appears she was part of a local homeless network. He hopes releasing her name may encourage someone to come forward.

Police tell News 3 the driver of the vehicle has not been charged at this time. Major J.D. Hawk says there is no evidence to suggest the driver was impaired.

He adds Gleghorn was not in the designated cross walk area at the time of the collision.


COLUMBUS, Ga. — A Muscogee County coroner’s vehicle is on the scene of what appears to be a deadly accident at the intersection of 13th Street and 1st Avenue.

A News 3 reporter on the scene confirms witnessing a single victim’s body being removed from the middle of the street.

The accident appears to have happened some time around midnight.

WRBL is waiting for a response from law enforcement on the nature of the accident and the victim’s identity.

This is a developing story. Stay with WRBL News 3 for updates.


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