Brandy Zellner

Brandy Zellner

A Forsyth woman was killed Friday night after being struck by an elderly driver on Frontage Road.

Brandy Zellner, 39, of Forsyth was walking on Frontage Road behind the America’s Best Inn when she was hit by a Ford Focus driven by Mona Faye Arnold, 79, of Forsyth.

Arnold was traveling south on N. Frontage Road when the driver went off the road and hit Zellner. The driver of the vehicle then swerved causing the vehicle to leave the road, hitting a tree. The pedestrian was immediately taken to Monroe County Hospital where she died as a result of her injuries. Arnold was also taken to the hospital.

Sheriff Brad Freeman said it was not uncommon for Zellner to walk around town. Forsyth police turned the investigation over to the sheriff’s office. Last week’s tragedies nearly doubled the number of fatalities on Monroe County roads in 2021, jumping from 6 to 11. There were 15 road fatalities in the county in 2020.