Bibb Sheriff’s Office investigating second overnight hit-and-run

A male victim was found dead on the sidewalk on Mercer University Drive around 7 a.m. Saturday.

UPDATE: The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as 43-year-old Robert Eugene Flowers.

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating another hit-and-run following one that happened just seven hours earlier.

A sheriff’s office news release says deputies were called to Mercer University Drive near Dexter Avenue around 7 a.m. Saturday regarding a deceased male on the sidewalk. Fatality investigators were called to the scene, and the preliminary investigation showed the victim was a victim of a hit-and-run collision.

Macon-Bibb Coroner Leon Jones pronounced the victim dead at the scene. The victim was identified as 43-year-old Robert Eugene Flowers.

The incident follows another hit-and-run that happened around midnight less than three miles away on Eisenhower Parkway.

Both incidents are under investigation. Call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at (478) 751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME if you have information.

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