GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. – A Georgia father was killed early Wednesday morning when a Glynn County police officer struck him near an intersection in Brunswick.
Georgia state troopers said Nathaniel Bosley got into an argument while riding with his girlfriend and got out of their vehicle. He was walking in the road near the intersection of Spur Road (Golden Isles Parkway) and Walker Road. about 1:35 a.m. when he was hit by an officer in a marked patrol car.
Troopers said the officer tried to avoid Bosley but was unable to.
A witness told News4Jax that he came just centimeters from running Bosley over himself.
Joseph Hilliard said Bosley was on his knees in the middle of the road with his hands in the air. He said that section of the road has no lighting and was pitch black, which made it nearly impossible to see Bosley.
“When I got to him, it would have been too late," Hilliard said. “I mean an inch or two more, I would have hit him myself.”
After narrowly missing Bosley, Hilliard pulled over at the light and tried to get the attention of an officer, but as he was doing that a second officer struck Bosley in the road, killing him.
A friend, who asked not to be named, said Bosley was a father of a 5-year-old and now his family is putting the pieces together on what led up to this tragedy.
“I wish I knew what was going through his mind at the time, and I wish I could have helped him,” the friend said. “He was a great person. He’d help you out and would do anything for you. An all-around great person.”