Sun City Peachtree gate attendant killed early Monday when vehicle collided with building


One man was killed early Monday morning in a single-vehicle collision at the entrance to Sun City Peachtree.

Upon arrival, deputies of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office found that a vehicle had struck the gate attendant’s building located inside neighborhood’s main entrance.

The attendant, 60-year-old Ebenezer Sowunmi, was at his post inside the building when it was struck, said Sheriff Darrell Dix.

Sowunmi was pronounced deceased at the scene by Spalding County Coroner Michael Pryor.

Authorities say the vehicle’s driver, identified as 41-year-old David Glosson, fled the scene on foot and went to his father’s Firefly Court residence inside Sun City Peachtree.

“When his father found out about the accident, he took his son back to the crash scene, saw what had happened, called the Spalding County 911 Center, and kept his son on the scene until deputies and other first responders arrived,” Dix said. “The crash is currently being investigated by troopers from Georgia State Patrol Post 1 in Griffin and troopers assigned to the Georgia State Patrol’s SCRT Team that specialize in fatality accident reconstruction. They will be on the scene reconstructing the accident until later this afternoon.”

Glosson has been charged with vehicular homicide, driving under the influence and failure to maintain a lane. He is being held without bond in the Spalding County Jail.

Officials say Glosson has a prior criminal history and was recently released from jail in California.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Sowunmi’s family as they go through this horrible loss especially at this time of the year,” Dix said. “It took a great deal of courage to do what Glosson’s father did by taking his son back to the scene and keeping him their until we arrived. He did the right thing and made sure his son was held accountable for his actions. It’s also a tragedy for that family as well and they are also in our thoughts and prayers.”

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