UPDATE, 12/27/2022, 10:08 A.M. – According to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, Jasmane Stephenson has been arrested for the pedestrian fatality of William Bell.

According to authorities, Stephenson was arrested for Homicide by Vehicle and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.

RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) – The Richmond County Coroner’s Office is investigating the death of a man struck by a vehicle.

The coroner’s office has identified the victim as William Bell, 50, of Deans Bridge Road.

Authorities say Bell was struck by a vehicle on Wednesday, December 21st on Deans Bridge Road, and then, Bell was struck by a second vehicle which left the scene dragging Bell’s body.

According to investigators, Bell’s body was found in a parking lot on Milledgeville Road and Deans Bridge Road at 1:45 AM on Thursday, December 22nd.

The coroner’s office says that an autopsy has been scheduled.