ODU Athlete Killed in Car Accident in Georgia | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

            A football player named Osric Robinson on the Old Dominion University football team died in an automobile accident on December 12, 2008.  The Virginian Pilot newspaper reported that this tragic death occurred after it was announced by the school.  Although the young man was in school in Norfolk, Virginia (VA), the traffic fatality occurred near his home in Georgia (GA).  Since the place of the accident was Georgia, the state law of Georgia (O.C.G.A. §51-4-2) would control the wrongful death case, if any, against the persons at fault for this young athlete’s death.