Jacob Billings Killed in Bicycle Accident Involving Two Motorists

May 27, 2013
by: 
Dwayne Page
Jacob Billings Killed in Bicycle Accident Involving Two Motorists (WJLE PHOTO)
Bicycle Runs Into Honda CRV (WJLE PHOTO)
After Impact with Honda, Teen is Hit by F150 (WJLE PHOTO)
THP Officers Mark Point of Impact with F150 Pictured Above (WJLE PHOTO)

A 14 year old boy was killed while riding a bicycle down Casey's Cove Road Sunday evening after he ran into an oncoming Honda CR-V and was then hit by an F150 pickup truck.

Dead is Jacob Billings.

911 was first notified of the accident at 6:58 p.m.

Trooper Craig Wilkerson of the Tennessee Highway Patrol told WJLE Sunday night that the boy was riding his bike east on a steep downhill grade, trying to negotiate a curve, when he crossed the double yellow line into oncoming traffic and ran into a westbound 2011 Honda CR-V, driven by 31 year old Sarah Atkinson of Lexington, Kentucky.

After impact, the boy came off the bike and was hit by a 2006 F150, driven by 22 year old Dalton Parker of Murfreesboro, who was traveling west behind Atkinson's vehicle.

The boy, who was not wearing a helmet, reportedly suffered severe head trauma and was taken by DeKalb EMS to DeKalb Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Atkinson had three passengers with her. Parker's brother was riding with him. Neither of them were injured.

Another teenage boy was also reportedly riding his bike down the hill at the time but he was not involved in the crash and wasn't hurt.

The road was closed to traffic from Lighthouse Christian Camp to Hidden Harbour Marina for several hours during the investigation.

Trooper Wilkerson was assisted by THP Sergeant Dan Thweatt, Johnny Farley of the THP Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT), and THP Sergeant Randy Crain of the Criminal Investigation Division (CID). Officers of the Sheriff's Department and members of the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department were also on the scene.

No charges have been filed. Trooper Wilkerson said the case will be reviewed by the District Attorney General's Office.

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