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LAWRENCEVILLE — A Lawrenceville man was killed while trying to cross Buford Drive in front of Coolray Field on the night of August 4.  Investigators with the Gwinnett County Police Department are investigating the incident.

Benjamin Phenix, age 35 was attempting to cross Buford Drive at its intersection with Braves Avenue at 10:04 p.m. on Tuesday when he was struck by a vehicle traveling down Buford Drive.

According to police, Phenix was fatally injured and passed away at the accident scene.

“The accident will be investigated by the department’s Accident Investigation Unit.  The investigators are asking any witnesses to come forward if they saw Phenix before the accident,” Corporal Collin Flynn with the Gwinnett County Police Department said in a statement issued on Wednesday afternoon.

If anyone has any information to share in this case, please contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300.  To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit  Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.  Case Number:  20-057786

— Staff Reports



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