Crime & Courts

Richmond Co. | Columbia Co. | Aiken Co. |

2nd driver arrested in deadly Burke County drag race

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 7:10 PM
Last updated 7:18 PM
  • Follow Crime & courts

The second man accused of participating in a deadly drag race in Burke County, Ga., turned himself in at the county jail Wednesday.

Back | Next
Michael Mathis  Special
Special
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.


Top headlines

Monitor reports worsening Vogtle delays

Scheduling delays for two nuclear reactors under construction at Plant Vogtle are worsening, according to a report from a state-hired construction monitor.
Search Augusta jobs