GSP looking for two vehicles and drivers in the fatal hit and run of Utah teen in Walker County
Updated: May 31
UPDATE: Both vehicles have been located. The investigation is on going.
Georgia State Patrol Post 41, LaFayette, and GSP Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team (SCRT Team A) are currently looking for information on two vehicles of interest in the fatal hit and run of a cyclist that occurred in Walker County, Georgia on May 16, at approximately 9:35 p.m. According to the GSP it was determined that McKay Bergeson, 19 of Bountiful, Utah was traveling north on Georgia 1 in the outside lane of travel on a Trek Mountain bicycle. A witness who was riding along-side Bergeson stated a four-door sedan struck Bergeson’s bike in the rear end, causing him to strike the paved surface of Georgia 1. Bergeson was pronounced dead at the scene by Walker County Coroner Steve Rodgers. The vehicle involved did not stop at the scene and has not been located at this time. The first vehicle is an older model Toyota 4Runner, silver in color, with several distinct accessories such as aftermarket side running boards, front brush guard, and blacked-out wheels. This vehicle was seen near Murphy Oil at the LaFayette Walmart around 9:48 p.m. on the night of the collision. The second vehicle is a Nissan Sentra or Altima, white in color, with possible right front end or right front headlight damage. This vehicle was seen in the area of the collision, and at Murphy Oil at 9:41 p.m. If anyone has information into the identity of the drivers of these vehicles or the whereabouts of one or both vehicles, please contact Georgia State Patrol Post 41, LaFayette at (706) 638-5501 or Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team A at (706) 673-3401.