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UPDATE: Person dies after being hit by vehicle in Whitfield Co.

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UPDATE: Dalton police are investigating a fatal pedestrian crash on the North Dalton Bypass that killed a Chatsworth man. 

Police say the victim apparently run out of gas and was attempting to cross the highway when he was hit by a car.

The crash happened at approximately 8:20 p.m. on Thursday night. Jerry Jones, 63, has run out of gas while traveling eastbound on the Georgia Highway 3/North Dalton Bypass. Jones' van was parked on the right hand shoulder of the road. Jones was wearing dark blue coveralls and black boots, was apparently crossing the highway northbound towards a gas station when he was hit by a Ford Focus. 

The investigation is continuing and the DPD traffic unit is still working to collect more evidence in the case. Initial results of the investigation indicate that the driver did not have a chance to avoid the crash. At this time, no charges have been filed. 

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Thursday's incident happened around 8:20 p.m. near the intersection of Fleming Street at the North Bypass.

Officials say an unidentified person was hit by vehicle. Their condition is unknown.

Details are limited at this time.

Dalton police are leading the investigation.

Wednesday night, a 76-year-old man was hit at Hopewell and Putnam Roads in Cohutta.

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The Sheriff's Office says the driver was not at fault and no charges were filed. Investigators are still trying to determine why the man was walking in the area. 

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