CLARKE COUNTY, GA. (THECOUNT) — John Joseph Walling, of Winder, Georgia, has been identified as the pedestrian in a fatal vehicle strike Monday morning in Clarke County.

Walling, 32, was killed after he was struck by a vehicle in Athens early Monday morning.


According to reports, Walling was on-foot in the area of Jefferson Road in Athens, when he was struck by a Honda Civic around midnight Monday.

Two people in the Civic were treated for minor injuries.

Walling was pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.

No one was cited at the scene.

The investigation into the cause of the crash remains ongoing.

Anyone with possible information should contact Officer First Class Compton at (762) 400-7377 or via email at


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.