Man Killed In Drag Strip Accident

Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators are still looking into an apparent accident that killed a bystander at the local drag strip.

Sunday evening about 6:16 p.m., Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the Troup County Drag Strip located on Heard Road in reference to a person that had been struck by a vehicle.

Emergency personnel arrived and determined the male victim had been run over by a car trailer that was being pulled by a truck. The male sustained life threatening injuries and was airlifted to the trauma center at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, but later succumbed to those injuries.

Authorities have since identified the victim as Rickey Boyd, age 57, of Bowdon, Georgia.

As of press time, no charges have been filed as a result of the incident.

Deputies say this incident is still under investigation.

If anyone has any further information on this incident please contact Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators at 706-883-1616 or the Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000.

Tommy Murphy Staff Writer