Local nurse killed in motorcycle accident

by Clay Neely

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Billy Dedrick, a popular emergency room nurse at Piedmont Newnan Hospital, passed away Saturday night as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident


One driver lost his life and another was seriously injured in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 16 Saturday night.

Around 10:30 p.m., The Georgia State Patrol and emergency personnel and responded to the intersection of Hwy 16 and Clearwater Lake Rd in reference to a motor vehicle accident, according to Deputy Chief Todd Moore with the Coweta County Fire Department.

When authorities arrived they found a motorcycle had collided with a van. The driver of the motorcycle, Billy Dedrick, was transported to Piedmont Hospital and later died as a result of his injuries. The female driver of the passenger vehicle was transported by ground to Atlanta Medical Center due to the mechanism of injury and potential for the need of advanced trauma care.

According to GSP Trooper Jordan Ennis, Dedrick’s motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Hwy 16 to Senoia when the van made a left turn out of Clearwater Lake Rd on Hwy 16 to travel west. However, Ennis noted that there have been several conflicting eyewitness reports of the accident and the case is still under investigation.

“Our crews was familiar with the rider of the motorcycle as he worked in the Emergency Room of Piedmont Newnan Hospital and had interactions with our crews on a daily basis,” Moore said. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and the Newnan Piedmont Hospital Family during this tragic time.”



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