|Birth: ||Jan. 12, 1984|
|Death: ||Jun. 1, 2002|
David L Myrick, II, 18, died Saturday, June 1 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident, alongside his best friend, Randy Clark. Born in Savannah, David lived in Richmond Hill where he attended high school and was employed in construction. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, David L Myrick and cousin, Chelsey Leigh Myrick. Survivors: parents, Ricky and Becky Myrick of Richmond Hill; maternal grandparents, Lee and Dru Bennett of Brunswick; paternal grandmother, Betty Myrick of Richmond Hill; brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and Stacy Myrick and Jeremy and Loretta Myrick, all of Richmond Hill and Shane and Jennifer Myrick of Midway; nieces and nephews, Brian, Alex, Kayla, Jared, Brittany, Megan, Jesse, Briannia and Timothy; aunts and uncles, Billy Smith of Brunswick, Debbie and Louie Templeman of Jacksonville, FL, Ruth Johnson of New Milford, NJ, Allen and Bonnie Myrick and Diane and Herman Mallard, all of Richmond Hill, Ronnie and Kathy Myrick of Pembroke and Jackie and Ed Gryskiewicz of Savannah and numerous cousins and friends. Visitation: 6:00-9:00 p. m. Thursday, June 6 at the Richmond Hill Funeral Home. Funeral: 11:00 a. m. Friday, June 7 at the Daniel Baptist Church in Richmond Hill with Rev. Alfred Banks and Rev. Lawton Smith officiating. Burial: Daniel Baptist Church Cemetery.
Two Richmond Hill men killed in wreck
Savannah Morning News
Two Richmond Hill men were killed and Savannah man was seriously injured in a single-car wreck late Saturday
David L. Myrick and passenger James Randy Clark, both 18, were killed after a pickup Myrick was driving spun out of control and slammed into a large oak tree off Old Highway 204 about 11 p.m., Chatham County police said.
David Thornton, 21, of Savannah was thrown out of the bed of the pickup. He was in serious condition Sunday at Memorial Health University Medical Center.
The accident happened on a stretch of road that intersects with Ga. 204 just east of the Morgans' River Bridge, police said.
Myrick was driving a 1996 Chevy S10 pickup east on the highway when the pickup spun several times, police said.
Myrick and Clark died at the scene. Emergency crews spent several hours using the jaws of life to extricate the bodies from the pickup cab, police said.
The Chatham County Police Department's Major Accident Investigations Team is looking into the cause of the accident. Police said a preliminary investigation indicates the pickup was traveling at a high rate of speed. Police haven't ruled out the possibility that alcohol was involved.
Police: Man tried to deny being driver in crash that killed two
By Anne Hart
Savannah Morning News
A traffic investigation determined that the survivor of a wreck that killed two Richmond Hill men June 1 was the driver--not a passenger, as police initially believed.
David Thornton, 21, of Savannah first told police he was in the bed of the pickup and got thrown out when the pickup slammed into a large oak tree about 11 p.m. off Old Highway 204 just east of the Morgan's Bridge.
David L. Myrick, who police initially believed was the driver, and passenger James Randy Clark, both 18, died at the scene.
Myrick was not driving, said
Chatham County police Sgt. P.L. Leopold. An investigation has determined that Myrick and Clark's legs were penned on the passenger side of Thornton's 1996 Chevy S10 pickup
after the wreck. Myrick had been riding in the middle. Emergency workers had to extricate them.
Witness reports and forensic evidence also place Thornton behind the driver's wheel, Leopold said.
"The family of the deceased no longer has to carry the stigma of what happened," Leopold said.
After leaving a graduation party, Thornton reportedly was speeding east when he came out of a curve, swerved off the road, then tried to return to the road, police said.
He steered too abruptly, spun the pickup across the road and over an embankment.
The pickup hit a tree on its passenger side. Police haven't ruled out the possibility that alcohol contributed to the crash. Charges are pending a decision by the Chatham County District Attorney's Office.
Daniel Baptist Cemetery
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