Cyclist killed Friday
No charges filed in Greensboro Highway accident
By Tara DeRock Mahoney
Senior Staff Writer
Kevin Matthew Pope, 22, of Guinn Road in Morgan County, was struck by a car and killed while riding his bicycle to a dumpster on Greensboro Highway last Friday.
Pope was riding to the right of the fog line of Highway 278, traveling in the direction of Madison, when he turned left to enter the dump site in front of a Jeep Grand Cherokee traveling in the same direction, said Georgia State Patrol Cadet Alan Rhodes.
Pope was declared dead at the scene.
“We did not find anything wrong with the driver [of the Jeep] or any actions that he made as he drove,” said Rhodes.
Both Brett Adcock, 35, who was driving the Jeep, and Janet Willis, a witness who was leaving the Dumpster, said that Pope looked back in the direction of the oncoming Jeep and appeared to turn directly in front of the car at approximately 10:30 a.m. on June 6.
Rhodes reported that Pope had begun a bicycle-riding regimen in the hopes of gaining entrance to the United States Air Force.
No charges have been filed at this time, said SFC J.C. Foskey, commander of Georgia State Patrol Post 8 in Madison.