You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to myAJC.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks

X

Welcome to myAJC.com

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on myAJC.com.

Man run over by cars, killed after being chased by wasps


A soldier from Fort Campbell was killed over the weekend trying to get home from a party in Tennessee.

Austin McGeough was trying to wave down a car to get home when police said he had leaned out too far and his knee was clipped by the car's bumper, The Tennessean reported. McGeough was spun around and hit his head on the car, killing him. 

But, as the driver pulled over to stop traffic, two cars traveling in the opposite direction ran over McGeough.

Police said that McGeough had been using alcohol mixed with crushed percocet. The medication was prescribed to McGeough after surgery to remove his wisdom teeth, The Tennessean reported.

Before the crash, police said McGeough broke into a nursery thinking it was the location of the party he had left. He disturbed a wasp nest while he broke into the building and called 911 to tell them he was being chased.

Nursery workers found the business "trashed inside," leftover pizza gone and a bathroom used.

Police said that McGeough also called his girlfriend to tell her that he had gotten stuck under a shelf that he had knocked over, but he was able to get out, using the front door to leave the building.

Fifteen minutes after McGeough called 911 for help, police received a call that a pedestrian was hit on a nearby highway.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Nation & World

Formerly conjoined twins speak in new video shared by overjoyed mom
Formerly conjoined twins speak in new video shared by overjoyed mom
Twin boys separated in a risky surgery earlier this year are still recovering in a New York hospital, but they are feeling well enough to hold hands and repeat “Dada” in unison.
Woman donates her car to Gatlinburg family who lost it all in Tennessee wildfires
Woman donates her car to Gatlinburg family who lost it all in Tennessee wildfires
A family who lost everything in the Gatlinburg, Tennessee, wildfires has a reason to be grateful thanks to a woman’s generosity.
#ImWithChuck: After Trump slams Carrier union boss, Twitter users fire back
#ImWithChuck: After Trump slams Carrier union boss, Twitter users fire back
Another day, another Twitter feud. President-elect Donald Trump took to the social media site Wednesday to slam an Indianapolis union leader who claimed that Trump "lied his [expletive] off" about the number of jobs saved in a recent deal with Carrier Corp.
Can't find a Hatchimal or other hot toy? Here's what you can do
Can't find a Hatchimal or other hot toy? Here's what you can do
The various lists of hot toys that sometimes are not on any shelf at retailers near you include Hatchimals, certain Shopkins, Nintendo NES Classic, the PlayStation VR, and certain movie tie-ins from “Star Wars” to “Trolls” to “Moana.
'Jeopardy!' contestant with cancer dies a week before episode will air
'Jeopardy!' contestant with cancer dies a week before episode will air
Cindy Stowell was battling Stage 4 cancer when she competed on “Jeopardy!” back in August.
More Stories