Two Brothers are Dead After Muddling Accident in Milledgeville, Georgia
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. — June 19, 2018 (augustachronicle.com) (unionrecorder.com). According to an online news report at augustachronicle.com and unionrecorder.com, two Jones County brothers aged 14 and 11 have died after a truck driver loses control of his vehicle at a muddling event in Milledgeville, Georgia. The brothers’ cousin is currently in critical condition following the crash.*
The accident occurred following a mechanical failure causing a pickup truck’s throttle to become stuck, resulting in a loss of control of the truck that overturned and hit three boys, two of them brothers and one a cousin. The brothers’ cousin was seriously injured and taken to an area hospital for treatment. He was airlifted by medical helicopter due to the extent and severity of his injuries.
The driver of the pickup truck that caused the crash was also injured and was taken to a local hospital in Milledgeville, Georgia. He has since been released from the hospital.
The brothers have been identified as fourteen year old Ryan Moore and eleven year old Justin Moore. They were from Macon, Georgia and previously lived in Jones County, Georgia. The cousin who is currently in critical condition is eleven year old Zach Holloway of Macon, Georgia.
The accident happened at around 7:00 p.m. at South Creek Mud Boggin,’ located at 2949 Irwinton Road, on Saturday, June 16, 2018, per Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office.
Per the online news reports, “the accident occurred Saturday at the South Creek Mud Boggin' in Milledgeville.”
According to Sergeant David Holland of the Georgia State Patrol, following the crash,
One of the participants (Tommy Howell) was actively traveling through the mud pit area, and had finished his run when he had what we believe was a mechanical failure,” Holland stated. “That’s what we’ve been told anyway, because spectators said the truck sounded funny, ribbed up high. The driver tried to maintain control of the vehicle as best he could but lost control of the vehicle. He went through the safety area where spectators were located, where the deceased and other small children. Tragically, the truck struck these individuals before the truck overturned and came to a rest.”
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