Pedestrian killed in hit and run on South Fulton highway

Police are investigating a deadly pedestrian accident in the City of South Fulton Monday morning.

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South Fulton police say Laron Anderson struck and killed an old man walking along Old National Highway, about a mile south of Interstate 85, around 6:30 Monday morning. The victim's body ended up in the left lane of the northbound traffic

Earlier Monday morning, debris from the vehicle that hit the person could be seen on the road, but the vehicle involved in the accident could not.

Police blocked off traffic in both directions, forcing drivers to find alternate ways to get to their destination.  MARTA also warned the accident was causing delays on bus routes in the area.

Police said Anderson was under the influence at the time and driving on a suspended license.

The name of the man has not yet been released.