A Forsyth man has died from injuries suffered when he was ejected from the back seat of a car that wrecked while fleeing Jasper County deputies at the Monroe County line.
Edward McMullen, 58, of Forsyth, died after being taken to Navicent Health by ambulance, according to a state patrol report.
The driver, Bobby G. Strickland, 56, of McDonough is reportedly still alive after being taken by helicopter to Navicent. The wreck happened around 9 p.m. on Monday, July 20.
Here’s what happened according to their reports: Strickland was driving a 2005 Ford F-150 when he started fleeing a Jasper County deputy. Strickland lost control while traveling west on Berner Loop, a dirt road, east of Hwy. 87. The vehicle left the road off the left shoulder, striking a bank, then overturning. While overturning, Strickland and backseat passenger McMullen were ejected and suffered serious injuries.
Tarina Lawson, 48, of Jackson, was a front seat passenger and she and McMullen were taken to Navicent by ambulance. A Lifeflight helicopter picked up Strickland at the corner of Hwys. 87 and 83.
Strickland faces these charges from Jasper County: failure to maintain lane; serious injury by vehicle (felony), DUI, driving with suspended license no insurance.