BLACKSHEAR — An Alma teenager was killed Friday when the four-wheeled all-terrain vehicle he was on crashed on Clark Road in Pierce County, said the Georgia State Patrol, and a Nicholls woman is in jail for providing him and two other juveniles alcohol, said the Pierce County sheriff.
Matthew Dewayne Rewis, 14, was taken by helicopter to UF Health (formerly Shands) in Jacksonville, Fla. where he died, said Sgt. Terry Thrift, Waycross post commander.
Two other boys were on the vehicle with Rewis but the GSP is not releasing their names. Thrift said neither was listed as injured in the accident report. He added that the investigation has not revealed which boy was driving.
Pierce County Sheriff Ramsey Bennett said Charity Fannin, 37, of Lee Chapel Road, Nicholls, the mother of one of the boys, was arrested Friday night and charged with three counts of furnishing alcohol to minors.
The boys were riding a 2015 Polaris Ranger eastbound on Clark Road, rounding a left curve. Thrift said the vehicle left the road and vaulted end over end, coming to rest on the passenger side, facing south.
Thrift said the ATV had seatbelts but they were not in use.
“They were buckled behind the occupants at the time of the crash,” he said.
Trooper Justin Jones investigated the 7:05 p.m. accident.
Fannin was taken into custody and booked on the three charges, Bennett said.
“She bonded out some time Saturday morning,” Bennett said.
No further details were available from Bennett.