On October 14, 2019, at 08:09 a.m. Bibb County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an address in the 5700 block of Sardis Church Road, in regards to an abandoned vehicle in a yard.
Deputies made contact with the homeowner who found a Lincoln Town Car parked in his yard with a tarp over it. The homeowner had not been home for several days and found the vehicle when he returned. The vehicle had extensive damage to the front end.
Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Investigators were able to determine from the damage that the vehicle was involved in the Pedestrian collision on I-75 north at the Riverside Drive overpass.
Investigators tracked down the driver of the vehicle and issued warrants for 64-year-old Terry Lamar Payne, of Jeffersonville Ga. Payne turned himself in for the warrant just after 5:00 p.m. on October 16, 2019.
Payne was charged with Hit and Run Resulting in Serious Injury or Death. This charge is for Payne not notifying Law Enforcement of the collision and for trying to hide the vehicle from discovery. He is not facing any other charges at this time. He is being held without bond at this time.
This collision is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this collision is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or call the Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.
October 12, 2019
Pedestrian Fatality on I-75 North
The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a pedestrian traffic accident that occurred on I-75 northbound at the Riverside Drive overpass. It was reported that a white female was walking on I-75 in traffic when she was struck. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Bibb County Coroner’s Office. No one else was injured in this accident. At this time the Pedestrian has not been identified. It is unknown what vehicle struck the pedestrian at this time, but deputies are looking for a Ford product, unknown make, model or color.
This accident is under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this accident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or call the Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.