Friday, February 26, 2010

Man Dies Two Weeks After DUI-Related Crash

A man who was beyond drunk when he crashed his vehicle in Aiken County died today at the Medical College of Georgia.

Aiken County officials say 32-year-old Jerica Tyler of Batesburg died today. He was transported to MCG after a single-vehicle crash on Feb. 12 near Wagener, according to Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton.

Mr. Tyler was driving a 1997 Mercury in the early hours on the 12th when he lost control of the vehicle on Old Shoals Road near Wagener. The vehicle left the southbound lane and overturned. Mr. Tyler was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle back onto the roadway.

His BAC was .297% which is three and half times the legal limit of .08%. Cause of death was multiple body trauma.

The Jail Report is trying to determine if this is the same Jerica Tyler who was shot in Monetta in December. According to a press release from that incident, Jerica Tyler of Batesburg was shot twice on the right side of his body on Rankin Road. He was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital after that incident.

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