Attorney Fatally Wounded In Bicycle Accident Near Monroe
Walter Leggett died a little after 8 p.m. at Central Georgia Medical Center in Macon. Mr. Leggett, 61, lived in Macon and began riding his bike about 4 p.m. that afternoon. Four hours later - he attempted to turn left onto Heritage Drive from U.S. 41 and was struck by a Lincoln Town Car being driven by a 78-year-old Ahmad Rasheed of Macon.
Leggett, 61, had practiced law for more than 30 years and specialized in estate planning, probate and elder law.
He graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law after graduating 'Suma Cum Laude' at UGA with a Bachelor of Arts in political science, according to his website.
He had been an ordained deacon at Mabel White Memorial Baptist Church and served in the Army National Guard for eight years before his honorable discharge as captain.
In recent years, Mr. Leggett opened his own office on Vineville Avenue in Monroe.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane, and his three children, one of whom is a Monroe County deputy.