Newly-Elected Georgia Mayor, 54, Dies in Motocross Accident. 54-year-old recently elected mayor of Georgia is killed in a motocross accident: “A True Friend and Much More”
While competing in the Lazy River Motocross, Perry Bell, the mayor of White, Georgia, perished on Saturday in a “unavoidable tragedy.” Just a few months after being elected, the mayor of a Georgian town was killed in a motocross accident.
According to numerous publications, Perry Bell, who triumphed in the special election for mayor of White, Georgia, passed away while competing in the Lazy River Motocross competition close to Dalton. He was 54.
He died from blunt force trauma to the chest, according to Murray County Deputy Coroner Jonathan Sosebee. Sosebee continued by claiming that there was a “unavoidable accident” following Bell’s collision.
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“My understanding is that he was on a leap when he fell onto a jump. He was helpless since another rider was trailing him closely. He couldn’t see him to get away from it, “He went on.
Gary Crisp, the interim mayor, said on WSB Radio: “They arrived in a helicopter. He was flown to a trauma facility, but he did not survive. The man died.
Added he, “He was simply someone who cared.
The other rider suffered minor injuries and was released from the hospital after a few hours, NBC News reports. Former Mayor Susan Menard Is 1 of 2 Bodies Found Inside Her Woonsocket, R.I., Home
No criminal charges have been filed, however, authorities are still investigating the crash, per the outlet.
The Murray County Coroner’s Office did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment. On social media, Bell was praised as a “true friend and much more” by a friend who added photos of them over the years.