Interactive map shows where pedestrians fatalities occur in Macon

Editor’s note: This page was originally published in June 2022 and is updated monthly.

Bibb County has one of the highest rates of pedestrian deaths in Georgia.

So far in 2024, two people have been hit by cars and killed. One of those deaths resulted from a hit-and-run.

A passerby discovered the body of 60-year-old James Otis Collins lying in the fog line at Irwinton and Jeffersonville roads just after 1:30 a.m. April 11. Collins had been hit by a car and the driver apparently did not stop, according to a Bibb County Sheriff’s Office crash report. The investigation into Collins’s death is ongoing.

Collins was a lifelong resident of Macon and attended Antioch Baptist Church from a young age.

“He was very well known in his community as ‘Black Bottom’ and to his neighbors,” according to his obituary.

On May 4, less than a month after Collins’ death, 32-year-old Rashad Demetrius Lundy was hit by a car crossing Pio Nono Avenue at Eisenhower Parkway. The intersection is a little more than a mile from his home, according to a Georgia State Patrol crash report.

The man at the wheel of the Dodge Charger that hit Lundy said, “Someone just walked in front of my car. I didn’t see him.” A witness told the state trooper the intersection was dark and she, too, nearly hit Lundy.

Lundy, affectionately called “Metrius” by his friends and family, worked at Wendy’s for years after graduating from Southwest High School, according to his obituary.

“Those who knew him best will remember him not only for his sense of humor but also for his unwavering honesty,” according to the obituary. “Metris had no qualms about speaking his mind or telling it like it is – traits that endeared him even more deeply to those around him.”

Both Lundy and Collins were hit by cars on federal and state highways that are outside the control of the Macon-Bibb County government.

Lundy’s death marked the second pedestrian fatality in Bibb County so far in 2024. By this time last year, seven pedestrians had been killed on roads in Bibb County.

All told, 15 pedestrians and a bicyclist were killed on roads in Bibb County in 2023. Five of those deaths were hits-and-run. Here are the dates of each crash and the names of those killed:

In 2021, a record 17 people were killed on foot here. Three of those fatalities were hits-and-run.

In 2022, there were 17 pedestrian fatalities including two bicyclists. Seven of those deaths were reportedly hits-and-run.

This interactive map showing each fatality that occurred January 2020 – May 13, 2024, was created by The Macon Newsroom using information from crash reports obtained from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia State Patrol. It is updated monthly.

Return to for updates and future coverage of the Macon-Bibb Pedestrian Safety Review Board.

To contact Civic Journalism Fellow Laura Corley, call 478-301-5777 or email [email protected].