Georgia biker dad killed in hit-and-run, suspect finally arrested
CATOOSA COUNTY, GA (BIKER DAD)– More than a week after he allegedly hit a Georgia biker dad and left him for dead, police have arrested a suspect in the hit and run.
Franklin Coyne, 51, was riding his Harley Davidson on a Georgia state highway on November 29th when a speeding vehicle slammed into him from behind. The crash left his family devastated. His daughter Alisha wrote on Facebook just after the crash, “this has been one of the worst weeks of my life. My heart is in pieces and i am so very hurt and not ok ..someone took my daddy Franklin Coyne away from me. This was something that I never ever thought would happen! It still does not feel real…Thank you all for the kind words and prayers. Rip daddy .”
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Police say it was Jeremy Shawn Wright, 46, of Ringgold, Georgia who slammed into the father with a Ford F-250 and left him to die along GA-2 (2847 Battlefield Parkway) in the rain. Wright wasn’t even supposed to be on the road. Among the long list of charges, police say he didn’t have a drivers licence, insurance, nor proper registration.
The full list of charges are ailure to report accident with injury, death, or damage, false statements, no registration, felony vehicular homicide (1st degree), following too close, hit and run with fatality, suspended license and no insurance.