Update: Witness Who Tried to Save Cyclist Speaks

Athens, GA–Two cyclists were injured and one left dead on Athena Drive September 12, while a motorist faces charges for homicide by vehicle first degree. According to the police report, Whitney Baker Howard was driving west on Athena Drive when her car crossed the center line and struck three cyclists.

The two surviving cyclists were transported to Athens Regional Medical Center. One remains in critical condition and the other has been released.

Certified Nurse Assistant Misty Jones passed the scene of the accident and stopped to perform CPR. However, for one victim, it was too late. Jones recalled speaking with one of the victims as she performed CPR:

“And then I told the lady, I’m going to do the compressions and breathing in her mouth. So, I started the compressions and when I got to thirty, I was like OK, breathe in her mouth and her chest went up. But it looked like she was already gone.”

Howard has a bond hearing set for September 14 at 1 p.m.

By: Daniel Bignault, Nathaniel McDaniel

Tags:

You May Also Like

The Timeless Garden

Athens, GA: The Garden Club sundial that resided in University of Georgia’s Founders Memorial ...

School Shootings Continue, But Not in Jackson County

  Some schools wait for tragedy to strike before change happens. But Jackson County ...

Local Communities Respond to Harvey Relief Efforts

Houston, Texas, and its surrounding areas may be more than 800 miles away, but ...

Add Comment
Loading...
Cancel
Viewing Highlight
Loading...
Highlight
Close
X