By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A Greenville man was killed in a crash early Saturday morning, Oct. 15.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, at approximately 2:30 a.m., Henry Lee Roberson, Jr., 27, of Greenville, was traveling east on U.S. 90 (west of SW Pettis Circle in Greenville) in the eastbound lane. The right side of Roberson’s 1995 Chevy Impala exited the roadway on the south shoulder.
Roberson overcorrected, causing the Impala to travel across the centerline, where it began to rotate counterclockwise as it entered the westbound lane of US Highway 90 in a northeast direction.
The car then exited the roadway onto the north shoulder where it rotated counterclockwise several more times. Roberson then began to travel in a northeasterly direction along the tree line.
The Impala struck a telephone junction box and several trees with its left side.
The car came to a final rest, facing towards the southwest on the north shoulder of U.S. 90.
Jerry Ladarick Miller, 37, of Greenville, a passenger in the car was killed in the wreck.
Roberson and passenger, Jamie O’Neal Hampton, 31, of Greenville were seriously injured in the crash.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Madison County EMS and the Greenville Volunteer Fire Department assisted FHP at the scene.
FHP Cpl. Scotty A. Lulley was the investigating officer and the homicide investigator.