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Family grieves after fatal hit-and-run in Effingham Co.

Dennis Lee Stuart (Source: Georgia State Patrol) Dennis Lee Stuart (Source: Georgia State Patrol)
EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

A family left to pick up the pieces after a mother was killed while riding her bike in Effingham County along GA Highway 30.

I briefly talked with Debbie Wilkowski's daughter Monday afternoon. She tells me she's grateful for their friends and family, and she wanted to thank the community for their support during this hard time.

Dennis Stuart, 40, is accused of hitting Wilkowski while she was riding her bicycle on Saturday morning. He is facing multiple charges including homicide, hit-and-run with injuries, failure to maintain lane and driving with a suspended license.

Wilkowski was a part of the Coastal Bicycle Touring Club.

I found a post on their Facebook page where one of her friends called her "a vibrant, fun-loving, intelligent, confident wife, mother, physician, cyclist."

It appears that someone has placed a cross in this area to remember Debbie Wilkowski and this tragic accident.

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