Coroner identifies man hit and killed on Manchester Expressway early Thursday morning


10/12/17 9:30 p.m. — A cyclist hit and killed along Manchester Expressway has now been identified.

Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan confirms to News 3 that a 33-year-old man was hit on Manchester Expressway early Thursday morning.

Bryan identified the victim as Christopher Reed of Ellerslie and pronounced him deceased at 1:55 a.m.

The accident happened near the Psalmond Road overpass along Manchester Expressway.

We are told the driver who hit Reed, stopped about a half a mile down the road before calling 911, because he thought he hit a deer.

The accident is still under investigation.


COLUMBUS, Ga. — An early morning investigation shuts down westbound lanes of Manchester Expressway.

We’ve received unconfirmed reports the accident involved a car and bicyclist. We’ve heard reports that at least one person died.

Again, those reports are unconfirmed by officials because our repeated calls to law enforcement and the coroner have not been returned as of yet. We do know authorities shutdown the area near Psalmond Road for a number of hours beginning around one o’clock this morning.

News 3 will working to get the latest information to you about the incident as soon as it’s available.

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