Man charged in double fatal hit and run

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email
Derrick L. Thompkins (WRDW-TV)

Derrick L. Thompkins (WRDW-TV)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has charged Derrick L. Thompkins, 25, in the double fatal hit and run on White Road.

58-year-old Jerry Mims and 44-year-old Tonya Lane, from Augusta were hit and killed during Friday's accident.

Thompkins is charged with two felony counts of homicide by vehicle in the first-degree, two felony counts of hit and run, and one misdemeanor count of driving with a suspended license.

Original report

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- Richmond County deputies say a person of interest in a double fatal hit and run turned himself in today.

Derrick Thompkins' considered a person of interest in the hit-and-run on the 2200 block of White Road near Olive Road over the weekend.

58-year-old Jerry Mims and 44-year-old Tonya Lane, from Augusta were hit and killed in the accident.


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