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Man dies in crash on the way to see wife

September 21, 2004

Moultrie - A pick-up truck and Blazer collided this morning in Moultrie killing one of the drivers. The man was on his way to fulfill his morning ritual, but he never made it.

Eating breakfast at the Moultrie Hardees is a morning ritual for 70-year-old Jerry Donald Beshey and his wife. Employee, Melissa Howard, says, "His wife comes up here and orders breakfast and waits for him to get here." When asked, "Was she here this morning?" Howard answers, "Yes."

On Tuesday her husband didn't show up. Moultrie Police Sergeant. Sam Smith says, "Yeah, it's a pretty nasty accident."

Beshey died inside his truck after he drove into the path of the Chevrolet Blazer. He was on his way to breakfast. The crash was heard from miles away. Witness, Jackie Fuller, explained, "A big boom."

Beshey was driving down Hopewell Church Road and attempted to make a left on Georgia 133. Drivers in the area say this is a dangerous intersection. Fuller adds, "They need to put up a caution light."

Instead there are two stop signs. Beshey was only a mile from home and less than five miles from his wife. Howard says, "Especially when it's somebody you know who comes up here for breakfast, it's awful."

Awful for all those involved, the crash left an empty seat at Hardees and an empty feeling in the hearts of loved ones.

The driver of the Chevrolet Blazer, 52-year-old Geraldine Boyd is in the hospital. Her passenger 41-year-old Kimberly Jane Conger was treated and released.

posted at 6:55PM by kathryn.simmons@walb.com

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