Man Killed While Aiding Motorist With Disabled Car Identified

Authorities late Friday released the name of the 33-year-old who was struck by a car Thursday night on the SR 10 Loop near Ga. 316.

Oconee County Coroner Ed Carson late Friday identified the victim struck and killed by a car Thursday on the SR 10 Loop near Ga. 316 as 33-year-old Evan Andrew Lilly of Athens. Gwinnett County Police assisted with the notification of his family, Carson said.

Lilly stopped to assist a 44-year-old Athens woman with her 1999 disabled Cadillac DeVille around 11:18 p.m. Thursday, according to spokesman Gordy Wright with the Georgia State Patrol.  A 31-year-old Athens woman driving a 1999 Chevy Cavalier swerved to avoid striking the DeVille broken down in the travel lane and Lilly was hit, Wright said. Authorities said he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team with the State Patrol is investigating.

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Racer X November 10, 2012 at 03:00 PM
My heart goes out to the family of Mr. Lilly. Let's not forget to consider the other victim of this accident, the 31 year old woman driving the Cavalier. My heart goes out to her as well. She will have to learn to carry this around with her for the rest of her life. Accidents happen, to everyone. This article doesn't provide any real details of the circumstances but it seems the whole thing could have been avoided if the driver of the Cadillac could have gotten her car off the road when she realized she had a mechanical problem instead of stopping in the roadway. Perhaps the driver of the Cavalier should have slowed down when she saw the disabled vehicle, perhaps she didn't have a chance to, who knows? It's an awful tragedy, no matter the circumstances. To the driver of the Cavalier, if this accident tries to eat you alive, it's because you are a decent, caring person. We need decent caring people these days so try not to be too hard on yourself.


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