Bibb County Sheriff’s Office fatality investigators arrested a man in connection with the May 10, 2022 Fatal Hit and Run Collision which resulted in the death of 65-year-old Larry Simmons. The original incident was called in at 10:54 p.m. It was reported that Simmons was struck by a vehicle on Mercer University Drive. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene of the collision, headed west on Mercer University Drive. Simmons was transported to the Atrium Health Navicent by ambulance, and was later pronounced deceased.
Through the course of the investigation, Bibb Sheriff’s Office fatality investigators identified 33-year-old Marquis Antal Meaux as the driver of the vehicle that left the scene on May 10, 2022.
Warrants were issued for Meaux’s arrest and he was taken into custody on July 26, 2022, at his home in Macon. Meaux is currently being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center for the charges of Homicide by Vehicle in the 1st Degree-Felony and Hit and Run Resulting in Death. He does not have a bond.
The original media release is attached below.
Anyone with information in reference to this investigation is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.
May 10, 2022
Asking for the Public’s Assistance In a Reported Fatal Hit And Run Collision Involving a Pedestrian
The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a person down on Mercer University Drive at its intersection with Burton Avenue. The incident was called in at 10:54 p.m.
When deputies arrived at the scene ,they discovered a male pedestrian was reported to have been struck by an unknown vehicle. The male victim, 65-year- old Larry Simmons, was transported to the Atrium Health Navicent by ambulance. Simmons was later pronounced deceased.
According to Coroner Leon Jones, the next of kin has been notified.
The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is reaching out to the public for any information regarding this incident.
This incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.