On Saturday, a motocross accident claimed the life of the mayor of a town in northwest Georgia.
The Daily Tribune News of Cartersville said that Perry Bell, the mayor of the Bartow County town of White, died as a result of a chest wound brought on by a hard object.
According to Murray County Deputy Coroner Jonathan Sosebee, Bell, 54, was engaged in an accident and struck by another rider at the Lazy River Motocross track close to Dalton.
It was an accident that was bound to happen, Sosebee stated. According to what I’ve heard, he was on a leap when he crashed. He couldn’t stop it because another rider was just behind him and he couldn’t see him.
Sosebee claims that Bell was too seriously hurt to be taken to a hospital in Chatsworth by helicopter and died there instead.
According to Sosebee, authorities are looking into it, but no accusations have been made.
According to Sosebee, the second rider only sustained minor injuries and was immediately allowed to leave the hospital.
White won a majority of the votes in a special election earlier this year to become mayor. White, who took office in June, intended to restore the mayor’s authority after many of them were given to a city manager and the incumbent mayor resigned, according to The Daily Tribune News.
Gary Crisp, Mayor Pro Tem of White, will take over Bell’s duties as mayor after his passing. It’s likely that the city will call another special election to replace Bell, Crisp told WSB-TV.