Man charged in fatal scooter accident

| January 29, 2016

 

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VALDOSTA –  Police have charged a man with vehicular homicide in the death of a Valdosta man Wednesday.

Thi P. Le, 29, has been charged with failure to obey signs or control devices, failure to yield to a vehicle and misdemeanor second degree homicide. Le is charged in connection with the death of David Lee Butler, 61, who was struck and killed on North St. Augustine Road, said Valdosta Police Department Capt. Kari Williams.

An investigation reportedly revealed Butler was traveling east along the 1100 block of North St. Augustine road on a yellow scooter when he was struck by a Toyota Tundra driven by Le. Le was traveling across North St. Augustine Road from the Valdosta Mall exit to the Lowes’ entrance, Williams said.

“The truck pulled into the path of the moped and the two collided,” Williams said.

Le was arrested Thursday and taken to the Lowndes County Jail.

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  1. WHITESAVAGE says:

    TRUMP will take care of you

  2. Ben says:

    Mr. Dave was cool dude. He will be missed.

  3. Barbara says:

    The Davester was such a special guy..

  4. Nikki says:

    This is a reminder to practice defensive driving. 🙁

    • Denise Norris says:

      He was, he saw it coming and laid the bike down trying to avoid the collision. That’s what they told us anyway. He also had his reflective jacket and a red helmet on (in addition to the bright yellow scooter).

  5. Kimberly says:

    Mr. Dave was a pretty good guy I enjoy stopping and chatting with him

    • Denise Norris says:

      Thank you Kimberly for taking a moment to honor my dad with your comment. You have no idea how much it means to me.

  6. Guest182 says:

    The city needs to put a red light at that intersection and stop using the excuse that it is too close to the other signals. Look how close the lights are at Starbucks.