VALDOSTA, GEORGIA (February 26, 2017) – A Lowndes County sheriff’s deputy was tragically killed in a collision on Saturday with a semi-truck on Cat Creek Road, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 8:25 p.m. at the intersection of Norman Hall Road and Cat Creek Road. A 29-year-old semi-truck driver stopped at a stop sign on Norman Hall Road, then began a right turn onto Cat Creek Road. The front of the semi-truck crossed over the center line and struck a patrol car heading north on Cat Creek Road, that had its lights and sirens activated. The impact was enough to force the patrol car into a spin, and it came to rest partially in the northbound lanes and partially in the east shoulder.
The sheriff’s deputy, identified as 39-year-old Michael Butler, was rushed to South Georgia Medical Center where he tragically succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The semi truck driver, identified as Robbie J Register, did not sustain any injuries. The accident remains under investigation at this time to determine cause and liability.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all the family members and friends of Deputy Michael Butler as they cope with such tragic loss,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 864-6664. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.