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UPDATE: Victim identified from death investigation in Decatur

The victim was hit while walking in the middle of a road.

Posted: Jul 18, 2021 1:39 PM
Updated: Jul 18, 2021 7:03 PM

Decatur Police have identified the man struck by a vehicle early Sunday morning. 

Eddie Lynn Atkins, 57, was walking in the middle of Gordon Terry Parkway when he was hit. The driver was identified and the investigation is ongoing. 

Initially, police believed the body was a result of a single-vehicle wreck around 2 a.m. Sunday, that led to a DUI arrest. Police confirmed the two incidents are not related. 

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