“Atlanta, Ga. (CW69 News at 10pm)”

PRESS RELEASE:

(Buford, Georgia)  The Gwinnett County Police Department Accident Investigation Unit is investigating an early Saturday morning fatal pedestrian accident.

On Saturday, May 23, at 4:30am, officers assigned to the North Precinct were dispatched to a pedestrian accident on Level Creek Road near Cabot Creek Way in unincorporated Buford.  The pedestrian was eventually transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Based on the preliminary investigation, the driver of a grey Ford Escape was traveling westbound on Level Creek Road towards Cabot Creek Way.  The driver said that a pedestrian darted into the roadway and collided with his vehicle.  The pedestrian was later identified as Young Woo Kim (age 23).  Young died at a local hospital the following day.

Investigators will be looking to see if Young Woo Kim was under the influence at the time of the incident.  At present, the driver of the Ford Escape is not facing any charges.

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