- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 12, 2019

LILBURN, Ga. (AP) - A hearse was struck and flipped several times during a funeral procession in metro Atlanta and police say the man who hit it is charged with DUI, drug and traffic offenses.

News outlets cite a Lilburn police report as saying Troy Hickey is accused of ignoring officers stopping traffic and slamming into the hearse Friday. Two funeral directors inside were taken to a hospital but their conditions weren’t provided.

Police say Hickey told an officer he used Methadone, a synthetic opioid, three weeks ago. But the officer said “fresh track marks” or injection wounds were on his arms.

It’s unclear if Hickey has a lawyer who could comment.

The family of 90-year-old Evelyn Mary Osborne says she protected them even in death as her hearse was hit, not the limo they were in.

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