Teen falls asleep at wheel and dies - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Teen falls asleep at wheel and dies

April 7, 2004

Miller County - A south Georgia teenager on the way home from the beach was killed in a wreck.

Eighteen-year-old Paul Louis Beckman of Leesburg died of chest and head injuries after he lost control of this K-5 blazer.

It happened around three Wednesday morning on Georgia 91 North in Miller County. The blazer overturned and Beckman was ejected. He was not wearing a seat belt.

The passenger, 16-year-old Chelsey Hopewell, was wearing a seat belt and survived with minor injuries.

Troopers believe Beckman fell asleep at the wheel. He was following a group of friends after a day trip to Panama City Beach.

posted at 5:35PM by kathryn.simmons@walb.com

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Pallets burn in smoky blaze near P&G plant

    Pallets burn in smoky blaze near P&G plant

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 5:45 PM EDT2017-03-28 21:45:49 GMT
    (Source: Cade Fowler)(Source: Cade Fowler)

    Crews have responded to Procter & Gamble after a fire broke out Tuesday afternoon.

    More >>

    Crews have responded to Procter & Gamble after a fire broke out Tuesday afternoon.

    More >>
  • Former Meigs mayor arrested for 'false statements'

    Former Meigs mayor arrested for 'false statements'

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 5:07 PM EDT2017-03-28 21:07:38 GMT
    The former mayor Meigs, Linda Harris, was arrested Tuesday afternoon around 3:30. (Source: Thomas County Sheriff's Office)The former mayor Meigs, Linda Harris, was arrested Tuesday afternoon around 3:30. (Source: Thomas County Sheriff's Office)

    The former mayor Meigs, Linda Harris, was arrested Tuesday afternoon around 3:30. 

    More >>

    The former mayor Meigs, Linda Harris, was arrested Tuesday afternoon around 3:30. 

    More >>
  • Police: Burglars use car rim to smash into business

    Police: Burglars use car rim to smash into business

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 4:39 PM EDT2017-03-28 20:39:04 GMT

    Albany police are on the lookout for two burglars who smashed through the front window of a business just after midnight Monday.  

    More >>

    Albany police are on the lookout for two burglars who smashed through the front window of a business just after midnight Monday.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly