Georgia College Student Dies in Alleged Drunk Driving Crash
Posted on Oct 18, 2011
Just before 1 p.m. on Saturday October 2, 2011, a tragic accident took the life of a young Georgia man. The accident occurred near the entrance of the University of West Georgia football stadium shortly before the University's homecoming game against Henderson State University. 20-year-old Matthew Dyas of Acworth was riding his motorcycle when a car allegedly made a left turn into his bike. The car was driven by 23-year-old Gloria Faith Dupree.
Ms. Dupree, who is reported to be a West Georgia graduate, has been charged with vehicular homicide, DUI, and failure to yield when turning left. She was released on bond from Carroll County jail.
Matthew Benjamin Dyas was a 2009 graduate of Harrison High School. He is remembered as a happy and religious boy. He was studying finance at the University of West Georgia, and he had a golf scholarship. Mr. Dyas is survived by his parents, David Dyas and Cathy Mintz and his three siblings Quinn Dyas, Mary Catherine Dyas and Reynolds Dorsett.
We extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Matthew Dyas, as well as to the greater University of West Georgia community following this tragic Georgia car accident.