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April 4, 2006

2 pedestrials killed Veterans Parkway

Accident occurs while trying to cross Veterans Parkway

MOULTRIE — Two residents were killed early Tuesday morning when they were hit by a truck on Veterans Parkway.

Moultrie Police Investigator Frank Gay said Joshua Graham, 21, and Kyle Myers, 17, were both killed after being hit by a truck on Veterans Parkway near the Overlook Drive intersection. Graham and Myers werel killed upon impact with the Chevrolet C-1500 truck driven by Kevin Gomes, 46, of 8383 Five Forks Road in Boston, Ga.

The accident took place at about 1:45 a.m. Tuesday as the two victims were crossing the road on foot. Gay said the accident is under investigation by the Moultrie Police Department. A full report on the accident should be available later this week.

No charges have been filed or will be filed against Gomes, pending a blood test with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Gay said. Gomes stopped his truck following the accident and stayed at the scene until officers arrived.

Gay said Graham and Myers were residents of Colquitt County, but he did not have their addresses available Tuesday morning. They were the fifth and sixth people killed on Colquitt County roads and the sixth and seventh county residents killed in traffic accidents in 2006. They are also the second and third people killed on Colquitt County roads in less than a week.

Reginald Leon Dawson, 38, of Albany was killed Saturday when his Ford Ranger went off Old Doerun Road and hit several trees off of the roadway. Joyce E. Freeman, 44, of 4004 Doerun-Norman Park Road, was killed March 18 when she lost control of her Harley-Davidson motorcycle while riding on Sumner Road. Johnny French, 28, died Jan. 5 after he lost control of a Chevrolet Malibu while driving on Highway 33. Karen Dell, 19, of Moultrie was killed in a two vehicle accident Feb. 10 a the intersection of Highway 133 and Sylvester Highway.

Anthony Paul Brown, 21, of Meigs, was killed in an accident Jan. 29 in Bulloch County when he lost control of a Pontiac Grand Am while negotiating a curve. He was ejected from the vehicle and died of his injuries Feb. 3 at Savannah Memorial Hospital in Savannah.

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