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2nd driver arrested in deadly Burke County drag race

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 7:10 PM
Last updated 7:18 PM
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The second man accused of participating in a deadly drag race in Burke County, Ga., turned himself in at the county jail Wednesday.

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Michael Mathis

Michael Mathis, 38, of Waynesboro, surrendered about noon, according to Maj. Nikki Bailey of the Burke County Sheriff’s Office.

Torrance Lamar Crumbley, 33, also of Waynesboro, turned himself in at 5:33 p.m. Tuesday. Both Mathis and Crumbley face first-degree homicide by vehicle and other charges for a Sunday drag race that killed Kevin Johnson, 27, of Sardis, Ga., and 15-year-old Keshon Burdette, of Waynesboro.

Law enforcement identified both suspects shortly after the incident. Mathis was monitored while receiving medical treatment for injuries but was not immediately arrested so he would be responsible for paying his medical expenses. Crumbley turned himself in after being treated by a doctor and consulting with his lawyer.

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