April 28, 2015
Agencies: Georgia Bureau of Investigation GBI | Worth County Sheriff’s Office Georgia
Cause of death: Vehicular
Last updated: almost 5 years ago
Troopers say 30-year old Bryan Overstreet was lying in the road when a Worth County deputy accidentally ran over him. Overstreet's cousin thinks there's more to the story.
"I don't think that they killed him, and I don't think that they should just, you know, end the case like that like 'oh yea we hit him. No ones going to be charged.' I feel like they should look farther into it," said Howard.
Investigators believe that Overstreet died when the front of the patrol car hit him in the head, but his family insists there's more.
"I just feel like it was foul play; I feel like if something did go wrong, we have the right to know," said Howard.
Because of these concerns, the Worth County Sheriff's Office is investigating the issue more and Overstreet's body was sent to Macon for an autopsy.
"The reason he was laying in the middle of the road for undetermined reasons we don't understand but we're trying to figure out what caused him to be in the middle of the road before the deputy come along," said Sheriff Jeff Hobby.
But for now, this death remains a tragic accident, and family members are left with memories.
July 2015 Autopsy Report - Death ruled accidental