Officials: Second pedestrian in fatal Union City accident has died

Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused the crash.

UNION CITY, Ga. -- Officials have confirmed that a second pedestrian hit in a three-car wreck early Friday evening has died.

According to the Union City Fire Department, two people were hit during the accident near the corner of Jonesboro and Buffington Roads around 4 p.m.

One of the pedestrians was confirmed deceased at the scene while the second was transported to an area hospital. However, that person later died from their injuries. Officials later identified the victims as Mary Hughes and Murphy McKinney.

No other information on what caused the accident was available. Officials also have not said whether any charges will be filed.

Traffic backed up for miles and officials asked for drivers to stay away from the scene as they investigated. 

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