Friends and family will gather for a Friday memorial service to remember a Macon teenager who died following a Wednesday single-vehicle crash on Zebulon Road.
Abby Hinson died Thursday on her 17th birthday.
Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said it’s unclear when he will receive results of a Monday autopsy, which was requested by local prosecutors.
A hospital doctor told him Hinson died of a closed head injury, Jones said.
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District Attorney David Cooke said an autopsy was requested because “best practices” require that one be completed during the investigation of a fatal crash.
“We’re going to make sure this is done right,” Cooke said.
Hinson was the passenger in a 2008 Nissan Altima driven by 18-year-old Grant Hoffman. Hoffman, son of Mercer University basketball coach Bob Hoffman, survived the crash.
Cooke said the driver’s parentage isn’t causing the case to be treated differently.
“We’re handling this case the same way that we would any fatality,” Cooke said.
A Bibb County Sheriff’s Office crash report had not been released by late Monday afternoon.
Sheriff’s Lt. Sean DeFoe said the report likely will be complete Tuesday or Wednesday.
Deputies have said Hoffman lost control of the car near the 7000 block of Zebulon Road about 11:50 p.m. The car rolled and struck several trees.
Hinson’s memorial is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Christ Episcopal Church with a reception following the service. A visitation is scheduled for Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at Tattnall Square Academy, according to her obituary.
Information from Telegraph archives was used in this report. To contact writer Amy Leigh Womack, call 744-4398.