Watson said Davis and his motorcycle were stopped at the traffic light at Jodeco Road’s ramp to I-75 when, around 12:35 a.m., a Toyota pickup truck “struck the rear of the motorcycle.”
While Davis was rushed to the hospital, the driver of the pickup truck was arrested, Watson said. She said 20-year-old Corey Ashton Sease was charged with driving under the influence, following too closely and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.
Further information regarding Davis’ condition was not immediately available.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced on June 29 that Davis, 53, had been commissioned to sculpt a long-awaited statue of Martin Luther King Jr., which will be overlook the newly opened Liberty Plaza outside the Georgia State Capitol.
Reached by phone Saturday, McDonough Mayor Billy Copeland called Davis’ situation “heart-wrenching.”
“What a talented, what a gifted individual,” he said.