Deputy Timothy Tavarus Rivers, 40, of Bibb County, Georgia, sadly lost his life in a head-on collision on Tuesday night while performing his duties. State authorities claim that Marshall Mill Road is where the collision happened.
When the deadly collision occurred, Deputy Rivers was responding to a call. He was brought to Atrium Health Navicent right away, but when they got there, they declared him dead.
How did Timothy Tavarus Rivers Dies?
According to investigators, Rivers, a resident of Bibb County, crossed the centre line into oncoming traffic and the shoulder while operating his patrol car southward.
The deputy and a passenger from the other vehicle were taken to Atrium Navicent Health via ambulance, according to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office. Injuries were also treated for by the second car’s driver.
Sheriff Lewis Walker posts on Facebook that Rivers’ body will be submitted to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab for an autopsy to ascertain the cause of death.’
Timothy Tavarus Rivers Investigation
In 2016, Rivers ran for Sheriff of Bibb County, according to WMAZ. He filed a federal lawsuit charging then-sheriff David Davis of racial discrimination, which was eventually dismissed.
Authorities stated his remains would be taken for an autopsy to ascertain the cause of death. Troopers say the crash is still being investigated. Crawford County is approximately 90 miles southeast of Atlanta.