St. Simons Island, GA – Eric Matherly Killed in Friday Crash

St. Simons Island, GA (November 25, 2018) – One man is dead and another charged with vehicular manslaughter following a crash on Friday, November 23rd in St. Simons Island.

38-year-old Eric Matherly was a passenger in a pickup truck being driven by 46-year-old Jamie Eric Sapp.  Sapp was traveling southbound on I-95 around 10:39 pm when he lost control of his vehicle.  Police said that he was traveling too fast for the roadway conditions at the time.  The truck hydroplaned and struck a bridge railing, killing Matherly. A female passenger in the truck was hospitalized with minor injuries.

The Georgia State Police charged Sapp with vehicular manslaughter. An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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On average, approximately five people every day will lose their lives in a car accident in Georgia and approximately thirty-one people each week will lose their lives in fatal car accidents in the state of Georgia.  Being involved in a Georgia car accident can be one of the most life-altering things you will ever experience but you don’t have to handle it alone.   If the accident was not your fault, you may have legal rights.

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Note: A variety of outside sources including news bulletins and police reports were used to create these posts and report on the injuries involved. Due to this, the details of these accidents have not been independently confirmed by our team and writing staff. In the event that false information is included in the story, please contact us immediately with the post’s title and the incorrect information, and we will correct the content.

Disclaimer: We at Nye Law Group pride ourselves as members of our local community and strive to improve the overall safety and wellbeing of everyone in our state. Our deepest condolences go out to those injured in these accidents, and we hope that by promoting an awareness of these dangers, our community can take the steps necessary to avoid them. These posts are not a solicitation for business, and the information provided should not be mistaken as medical or legal advice.

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