CLARKE COUNTY, GA. (THECOUNT) — Knox Davison Whiten of Toccoa, Georgia, has been identified as the University of Georgia student killed in a hit-and-run collision on Sunday in Clarke County.

Whiten, 21, was killed in a pedestrian-versus-vehicle hit-and-run collision near Athens Sunday.

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According to reports, Whiten was on-foot in the area of GA-15 Alt near North Chase Street in Athens, when he was struck by a vehicle then then fled the scene Sunday.

Knox was later pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember Whiten:

Anyone with possible information on the deadly incident should contact Crime Stoppers at (706) 705-4775.

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Geo quick facts: Clarke County is located in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 116,714. Its county seat is Athens, with which it is a consolidated city-county – Wikipedia.

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