Man indicted for homicide in fatal Lowndes County motorcycle accident

| April 4, 2017


LOWNDES Co. – A Valdosta man has been indicted for homicide by vehicle, and a woman has been indicted for making a false statement to investigators in connection with a fatal 2016 motorcycle accident in Lowndes County.

Robert Joseph Bellew, 27, was indicted by a Superior Court of Lowndes County grand jury on Friday. Bellew has been charged with homicide by vehicle in the first degree, reckless driving, failure to yield right of way and making a false statement, according to court documents.

The charges stem from a a February 2016 crash which killed Cassandra Davis, 54, of Albany, Georgia.

The accident occurred on Highway 376 near Whitewater Road, and initial reports from the Georgia State Patrol stated Cierra Megan Hernandez, 27, was travelling west on Highway 376 in a Jeep Cherokee when the vehicle turned left onto Whitewater, traveling into the path of a motorcycle driven by Davis.

The motorcycle struck the front passenger side of the Cherokee. Davis was transported to South Georgia Medical Center and pronounced deceased.

Hernandez later came forward and admitted to investigators that Bellew was the driver of the Cherokee and that she was covering for Bellew, who allegedly had drugs in his system at the time, said Southern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Brad Shealy.

Hernandez was indicted by the grand jury for making a false statement, reports stated.

A court date has not yet been set for the case.

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