Update: 18-year-old neighbor faces charges after Loganville motorcyclist passes away


An 18-year-old woman from Loganville has been charged in a July 4th collision with a motorcyclist that resulted in his death.

According to the Gwinnett County Police incident report, the 18-year-old is from the same Loganville neighborhood as Clinton Mathews, who died a little more than two weeks after the wreck. She has been charged with failure to yield and vehicular homicide in the second degree. A second-degree vehicular homicide conviction is considered a misdemeanor in Georgia. Her mother was contacted on July 23 and it was arranged for her to turn herself in on the warrants. They were already aware that Mathews had passed away as a result of his injuries.

Initial Story

(Grayson, Georgia)  The Gwinnett County Police Department reports that a motorcyclist injured in an accident from July 4 has since died as a result of those injuries. He has been identified as Clinton Mathews, 51, of Loganville.

According to a press release from GCPD, the accident happened at about 1;30 p.m. on Grayson Highway at the intersection with Rosebud Road in Grayson. The collision involved Mathews’ motorcycle with two occupants and an SUV.  The occupants of the motorcycle were both ejected and were eventually transported to a local hospital to be treated for their injuries.

According to the preliminary investigation, the driver of the silver Honda Pilot was traveling north on Grayson Highway and Mathews was traveling south on Grayson Highway. The driver of the Honda Pilot allegedly turned in front of the motorcycle and the two vehicles collided. Mathews died of his injuries on Sunday, July 19. The investigation is still active.

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