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Pedestrian struck and killed on Cassville Rd on Monday

April 13th, 2021 – 12:40 PM

WBHF Radio –

(Via WBHF Radio) A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle on Cassville Road early Monday morning.

According to Georgia State Patrol reports, the accident occurred Monday, April 12, at approximately 3:30 a.m.  Twenty-one-year-old, Markel Burise of Cartersville, was walking northbound on Georgia 293 in the travel lane.

A Ford Focus traveling in the same direction, struck Burise from behind.

The driver stated she did not see him because it was so dark and he was wearing dark clothing.

*Burise’s family called the WRGA studio and claimed that he was on a bicycle when the event occurred.

Fire and EMS arrived shortly after being dispatched and pronounced Burise deceased at the scene.