According to Polk County Coroner Norman Smith, a body of an unidentified white male was found off U.S. 278 near Substation Road late Thursday.

Reports said that the body of the unidentified man was found just before midnight Friday.  He was pronounced dead a short time later from “multiple blunt trauma”.

According to the GSP,  the victim was struck by a vehicle while walking down the road.  The driver then left the scene and has not been located.

The body will be sent to the GBI crime lab for an autopsy.

Check back when more info becomes available.