Bicyclist Killed on St. Simons Island Causeway
A Kingsland woman was killed as she and her husband were riding their bicycles west on the St. Simons Island causeway and a nearby motorist drifted out of his lane and struck the mother of four. The woman was pronounced dead at Southeast Georgia Health System a short while later. The motorist fled the scene. However, he was located a short while later in Brunswick by the Georgia State Patrol. Witnesses noticed that the truck he was driving had business details on it, and they turned this information over to police. Using these details, law enforcement located the driver roughly an hour and a half later at his home. He was arrested and has been charged with homicide by vehicle, failure to report an accident involving a death, following too closely, injury or property damage, causing a serious injury by vehicle, hit and run, failure to wear a seatbelt, and operating a vehicle with defective tires.