Family of Teen Injured in a GA 20 Crash Wants Driver to Face Serious Charges

The family of an 18-year-old who was injured in a GA 20 crash and suffered severe burns on August 30 wants a truck driver to face serious charges.

Dalton Adams and his friend Jeremy Pereira were on their way to visit Adams’ hospitalized grandmother. As they drove down GA 20 near Kingston in Barstow County, a truck crossed the grassy median and struck them.

Both vehicles caught fire and Jeremy was killed. Dalton received burns to 43 percent of his body.

Dalton’s mother, Alexis Adams, said her son was burned down the left side of his body. He is in a burn unit, and while he is expected to live, his recovery will be long.

Adams said she was convinced the other driver fell asleep. She said he went across the median, hit the boys’ Nissan 370Z, and went down an embankment but allegedly had no memory of the incident.

The unnamed truck driver received lacerations to his face and he was taken to Floyd Medical Center for treatment.

It is not clear if he was arrested in connection with the crash. However, Adams said the driver should face serious charges for causing Jeremy’s death and hurting her son. 

The accident remains under investigation.

Meanwhile, a Chatham County grand jury on Thursday indicted 41-year-old Madrina McKay on a charge of first-degree vehicular homicide and driving under the influence. The charges stem from a crash that killed her 12-year-old son Logan McKay.

The accident occurred just before 7:45 a.m. on August 23, on Johnny Mercer Blvd. on Wilmington Island.

The Georgia State Patrol said his mother’s Dodge Challenger left the roadway and struck a tree. The trooper who responded said he detected a strong odor of alcohol on her breath.

If you were injured in a GA 20 crash, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a Georgia car accident lawyer for advice.


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