The McDonough sculptor chosen last month to create a statue of Martin Luther King Jr. for the Georgia State Capitol grounds has died of injuries he sustained in a weekend wreck.

Police said Andy Davis was on his motorcycle about 12:35 a.m. Saturday when he was hit from behind by an allegedly drunk pickup truck driver at a traffic light on Jodeco Road in Henry County, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

Davis was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in grave condition, and Henry County Coroner Donald Cleveland told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution he was advised by the hospital that Davis died at 9:50 p.m. Sunday.


MLK statue sculptor ‘no longer there’ after crash, family says photo

Corey Ashton Sease, the 20-year-old man who the GSP said was driving the Toyota pickup truck that hit Davis’s motorcycle, was charged with driving under the influence, following too closely and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

Davis created life-sized statues of Ray Charles for Charles’ hometown of Albany and of “give me liberty or give me death”

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