Police: Driver who was killed in Deans Bridge Road wreck ran red light

The driver who was killed in Friday evening’s accident at Deans Bridge and Wheeless roads has been found at fault, police said.


At 6:54 p.m., Valarie Rochelle Bynes was traveling north on Deans Bridge Road through the intersection with Wheeless Road on a green light when she struck Enman Hershell Threatt, 78, who ran the red light traveling east on Wheeless Road, according to Richmond County Sheriff’s Capt. Scott Gay.

Threatt was pronounced dead at the scene by Richmond County Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose.

Bynes was traveling with her 4-year-old son. They both were taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital. The child was treated and released, and Bynes was in good condition Saturday night, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Threatt was the second driver killed Friday on Deans Bridge Road. Earlier, Harold Leverett Jr., 49, of Hephzibah, was driving south on Deans Bridge Road just south of Tobacco Road when he lost control and flipped his vehicle over at 10:19 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 11 a.m., Boose said.




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