The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic incident that occurred near the intersection of Interstate Drive and Columbus Road.

At 07:38 a.m. deputies were dispatched to the 4400 block of Interstate Drive regarding an unresponsive person on the side of the road. Upon arrival deputies found 51-year-old Valeria Moore Patterson, of Macon, deceased beside the road. An unknown vehicle had struck Patterson while she was walking along Interstate Drive. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and notify the Sheriff’s Office of the incident. The vehicle is believed to be a middle 2000’s silver Mercury sedan product. Patterson was pronounced deceased on scene by the Bibb County Coroner’s Office personal. Next of kin has been notified by the Coroner’s Office.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500.