Monday, July 29, 2013
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. (WRDW) -- Deputies have confirmed the names of the two people who died in an accident on Ulm Road over the weekend.
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that Kyterian Andres Jones was driving his motorcycle when he lost control and slammed into two people walking along the road and also hit another vehicle. Jones was pronounced dead at the scene.
The City of Wrens has confirmed Jones worked as a police officer there. They say Jones was off duty Sunday night celebrating his birthday.
Marcus Kelly, one of the pedestrians, died at the scene.
The other pedestrian, Jerome Gilmore, was taken to the hospital with a broken leg and a laceration on his other leg. He was released from the hospital on Monday.
News 12 at 11 o'clock / Sunday, July 28, 2013
HEPHIZIBAH, Ga. (WRDW) -- "I pulled up on the road and saw sirens and police cars everywhere and I ran up and I heard screaming," said Robert Williams.
It was a scene Williams was not expecting as he headed over to Ulm Road to visit his family for Sunday dinner after a motorcyclist who was driving north on Ulm Road struck two pedestrians and a car, sending one of the pedestrians to the hospital and leaving the motorcycle driver and one of the pedestrians dead.
"I just ran through the scene and actually got to my [family's] house and I actually seen the bodies laying on the ground," Williams said.
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office responded around 6:30 p.m. to the scene of the accident, which happened in the front yard of Williams' family's home.
"I was just shocked to see somebody actually laying in the front yard," Williams said.
The names of the deceased have not yet been released as deputies continue their investigation, but dozens of family and friends gathered to the scene to mourn their loved one.
"It was amazing, you know, to just pull up on the scene -- police cars everywhere, an ambulance, people crying everywhere," Williams said. "It's a tragedy."
It was a tragedy in the front yard of Williams' family's home, a tragedy he says could have been his own if the motorcycle had hit the home instead of the car.
"[The crash] lined up to where my mother lays her head at night," Williams said. "And my mother is all I have."
Family and friends of each of the victims spoke with News 12 and said both who died were good people.
There is no word on what may have caused the accident.