Bobbie Lee Washington York, Jason York Killed in Accident at Hwy 115 in Demorest, GA

May 2, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Bobbie Lee Washington York, Jason York
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

Hwy 115, Demorest, GA, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Hamersham County Police
Vehicles Involved
Chevrolet Silverado, Nissan Murano, Jeep Cherokee, Commercial Truck
Hwy 115
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Multiple vehicles were involved in a collision, possibly caused by a driver who was allegedly under the influence

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that killed two people at Hwy 115 in Demorest, GA on May 2nd, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 2 p.m. According to investigators, a vehicle occupied by 82-year-old Bobbie Lee Washington York was stopped behind a Ford Fusion stopped on a construction zone. While stopped, York's vehicle was struck in the rear by a dump truck operated by 47-year-old Michael Speed. Investigators allege the truck was following too closely prior to the collision, which created a chain reaction crash involving several other vehicles. Mr. York and his passenger, 37-year-old Jason York, both suffered fatal injuries in the crash. One driver involved, identified as 41-year-old Rebecca Thomason, was hospitalized with serious injuries. Officers recommended DUI and Vehicular Homicide charges against Speed. Additional information was not available.

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