GARDEN CITY, GA (WTOC) - The Georgia State Patrol is investigating after an 18-wheeler hit and killed a man on a motor scooter Wednesday morning and drove away.
The accident happened on Highway 25 near the SunTrust Bank around 9 a.m.
Troopers said 71-year-old Jerry Corl hit and killed 65-year-old Ronald Robinson.
Authorities charged Corl with hit and run causing death, homicide by vehicle, leaving the scene and following too closely. A Garden City court arraigned him Wednesday and the jjudge didn ot give him bond.
Troopers say a witness saw Corl’s truck pushing the scooter and Robinson down the street before he drove away.
Troopers say after releasing a photo of the semi, Georgia Port Authority Police spotted the truck near gate 2 on River Street. They matched the damage on the truck to the damage the witness described, and called troopers and motor compliance.
Corl’s next bond hearing is scheduled on Oct. 10.