The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the deadly motorcycle accident from late Wednesday night.
According to officials, deputies learned that a 2006 Nissan Maxima driven by Peter McNally, 30, of Augusta was traveling east on Washington Road in the left turn lane at its intersection with Alexander Drive. The victim, Ronald Lovett, was traveling west on Washington Road in a 1998 Suzuki GSX 600F approaching the intersection of Alexander Drive.
The investigation revealed that the traffic signal had just turned yellow as McNally was attempting to turn left onto Alexander Drive directly in front of Lovett as he was proceeding through the intersection of Washington Road and Alexander Drive.
The front of the McNally’s vehicle struck the front of the Lovett’s motorcycle causing Lovett and a female passenger to be ejected from the motorcycle.
Gold Cross arrived on the scene and transported both Lovett and the female passenger to Georgia Regents University where Lovett died from his injuries.
The female passenger in serious condition.
McNally has been arrested and charged with the following:
- Failure to yield while turning left.
- D.U.I. (Pending Toxicology)
- Homicide by Vehicle 1st Degree and Serious injury by Motor Vehicle.
The accident happened around 10:00 p.m.at the intersection of Washington Road and Alexander Drive in Augusta.
Ronald Lovett Jr., 51, of Augusta died at GRMedical Center.
An autopsy is scheduled at the GBI Crime Lab in Atlanta.