2 die in Burke County drag-racing wreck


Two men were killed and someone is in the hospital after a drag-racing accident Sunday evening in Burke County, Ga.

Deputy Coroner Susan Salemi said Kevin Johnson, 27, of Sardis, Ga., and Keshon Burdette, 15, of Waynesboro, Ga., were watching a drag race on Seven Oaks Road when a car lost control and struck them.

One of the car’s drivers, Michael Mathis, 38, of Waynesboro, was sent to Medical College of Georgia Hospital after he had initially left the scene and then was located a short time later, according to the Georgia State Patrol. Mathis was driving a Chevrolet Nova, which the patrol said struck Johnson and Burdette. Officers are still looking for the second driver.