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Man hit, killed by vehicle while walking his dog in Buckhead

By Chelsea Prince, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution #atlanta-ga

A man walking his dog in Buckhead was killed Tuesday night when he was hit by a car.

The driver of the vehicle, 56-year-old Robert Thomas, struck at least two parked cars before he veered onto the sidewalk and hit the man in the 200 block of Colonial Holmes Drive, police said. The victim was dead when officers responded to the scene about 11 p.m.

“Investigators believe the driver may have had a medical episode prior to the accident and are continuing to investigate the cause,” Atlanta police spokesman Officer Steve Avery said in a statement. “The driver was taken to the hospital and charged with leaving the roadway and homicide by vehicle.”

The victim is not being identified until his family is notified, Avery said.

Thomas is expected to be taken to the Fulton County Jail after he is released from the hospital.