Police identify pedestrian killed in Athens

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ATHENS, Ala. – A pedestrian hit by a vehicle on Elm Street Thursday morning has died.

Kent Sowell, 63, was killed by a vehicle while walking around 6:30 a.m., Athens police said.

Sowell was walking on the side of West Elm Street between Springer Boulevard and Lucasferry Road when the vehicle hit him.

Police Chief Floyd Johnson said the accident is still under investigation.

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