By Walter Geiger
Two young men were killed one on his 25th birthday - early Friday morning when they were struck near the intersection of Grove St. and Veterans Pkwy. by a Barnesville police officer who had just terminated a chase of a suspicious vehicle.
Justen Sullivan of 107 Parkview Dr. in Barnesville and Quenton Byrd of 1475 Hwy. 83 S. in Forsyth died at the scene. They were struck by a BPD police cruiser driven by officer Terry Belvin, 44. Belvin was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital and later released.
Members of the Georgia State Patrol’s specialized collision reconstruction team were out in force Monday at the intersection of Grove Street and Veterans Pkwy. where two men were struck and killed by a Barnesville police cruiser just after 1 a.m. May 16. In the foreground is a balloon memorial to victims Justen Sullivan and Quinton Byrd. Sullivan died on his 25th birthday. The officer involved, Terry Belvin, suffered minor injuries. (Photo: Walter Geiger)