October 4, 2011 - Carrollton County, Ga. - A University of West Georgia student died when his motorcycle collided with a car on Saturday, October 1.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the accident happened on Lovvorn Road, near the football stadium at the University of West Georgia. The University student, 20-year-old Matthew Benjamin Dyas, was driving his motorcycle on the roadway when a 2006 Nissan Maxima pulled into his path. The car and the motorcycle collided.
Dyas was fatally injured in the accident and he was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Nissan, 23-year-old Gloria Faith Dupree, of Allenhurst, was reported not to sustain any injuries.
Georgia State Patrol official Gordy Wright said that Dupree has received charges of first degree vehicular homicide and DUI.
The accident happened just about an hour before the University of West Georgia's homecoming football game. Dyas was also a member of the University's golf team.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2009 Georgia Crash Statistics, there were 1,284 fatalities as a result of car accidents in Georgia.
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