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North Augusta Woman Who Killed Bicyclist Was Mourning Son’s Death


Sue and son David WoodsA North Augusta woman who is accused of DUI after killing a bicyclist with her car Saturday night was mourning the loss of her son from the day before, The Jail Report has learned.

Sue Wayland, 56, is accused of driving under the influence and possession of a controlled substance in the fatal accident that killed bicyclist Mike Edwards of North Augusta, authorities said. Highway Patrol officials say she was driving a 1998 Chevrolet Luna on Edgefield Highway about 8:30 p.m. Saturday when she struck a bike that was in her lane, killing the man.

An investigation ledt to Wayland’s arrest. She also faces additional outstanding warrants for driving with no license and failure to appear in court.

Sue WaylandIt’s unclear whether it played a role in the accident, but Wayland lost her adult son the day before. David Woods, 36, died Friday. An obituary says he was a three-time Special Olympic medal winner and names his mother, Sue Wayland, as a survivor. The obituary also mentions United Cerebral Palsy as a place for memorial contributions. The photo above was taken from her Facebook page, showing her and Woods.

Sue Wayland remained in the Aiken County Detention Center on Sunday afternoon.

Note: We could not find a photo of Mike Edwards or biographical information on him. If you have a photo or would like to share a memory, please text it to 803-487-3224 or email publisher@thejailreport.com



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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.


        • Why just for cyclists? Not for juggling clowns in the highway, or joggers? A life is a life, Lance Armstrong. How about the Augusta Staffing dude, Issac Kelly, who ran over the kid, leaving him for dead, fleeing the scene? Charge them all with murder…

          • You said it, a life is a life. If you take one it’s murder, manslaughter, vehicular homicide.
            The name calling is just uncalled for

          • Hey, I could have called you Austin Rhodes. At least I picked a winner name. Lighten up…life’s too short. And best of all, granny didn’t mow you or me down in her diluted state…soooooo…we’ve got another day to do some good. Take care and have some fun .

          • In a way you’re right but this is a subject that’s near and dear to my heart being a cylist and a recovering alcoholic, I could’ve been on either side at one point or another. And consequences for my actions got me sober, luckily not killing anybody. But you are definitely right about we have another day to do some good. Be well and be safe.

    • Hello..I am the person in this report and I felt it was time to clear up some things that have been said and reported. First thing I need to clear up is that DUI charge will be dropped!! I was not DUI ( drinking or anything else). When I was asked to take the test at the scene of the “ACCIDENT” I was in shock and could not fully corporate, ONLY because I was shacking and crying so hard that I could not take the test. BUT I did it anyways because I had nothing to hide. I was taken to the jail and given a chance to calm down and then the test was administered again and more extensively this time to include testing for drugs. I passed the DUI and the Officer who did the test will be in court to testify on my behalf and the DUI will be dropped. Now, I had just sat in my sons room for 2 days with little to no sleep, with my daughter as we watch my son, her brother slowly pass away after great suffering and I was given a nerve pill by someone so that if I needed it later, or to help with the great sadness I was dealing with, I would have a medicine to help with that. I left the nursing home and went straight home, fell apart and went to sleep. I never took that pill which is why the officer found it in my purse. I now know that is a big no no, even just one pill is against the law..I’m sure quite a few people do this very thing when over whelmed with tragic events. Not only had my son passed but my sister passed less than 2 weeks before my son, and another sister passed 2 months before all of this. My family has had more than it’s share of heartache. Yes I had a traffic ticket from 2007 that I didn’t appear in court for, I was with my critically ill son at the time and paid a heavy price for that. I am still in shock and mourning the gentleman that died that night… As some of you pointed out, he had a family and love ones too. The night it happen, the gentleman was having a lot of problems steering his, bike in the rocks and grass and must have decided to get on the road. When he did that he pulled right in front of me. I slammed on my brakes when I realized what he was doing, it was too late. The gentleman flew over my car and was laying in a ditch. I jumped out of my car to run and help him anyway I could. I was grabbed by another witness and he begged me not to look, I kept begging him to please let go of me and go help the man. This witness already knew what I didn’t know.. The poor gentlemen had passed. I lost it at that point, worse than I already had. Your right he had a family too that was going to hurt and mourn and worst of all miss him.. I would never wish that on anyone!! I sat in jail and missed my sons funeral.. Maybe some felt I deserved that..I was living in pure hell the night of the accident and the day of my sons funeral and every day since. I have taken flowers to the site he was at and will do so every month. I pray every night for his family, him and myself. I will never forget this man and that night as long as I live. Some want me to suffer for this, you don’t think I already am??? To the ones that comforted my daughter on this thread and prayed for all of the families in involved, thank you from the bottom of my heart. There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t cry for my son and the gentleman that died that night.. Both will ALWAYS be in my thoughts and my heart. To his family, there are no words that I can say to ease your pain, but I am so sorry it happened. There was nothing I could have done to prevent the accident. Thank you for allowing me a turn to speak. ??

  1. Now lets give you a tad bit of insite….I understand a man was hit and killed yes I am very sorry for that and his families loss. I also understand she should not have been driving. But what makes you think it was Alcohol? For your information it was not. This woman in the last 2 months has lost 2 sisters and a son. She was on prescribed medication for a tumor she has and also has been diagnosed with cancer herself.She didn’t realize the medication her Doctor prescribed her would dull her reflexes so bad when the cyclist came off the shoulder of the road in front of her. People are so quick to judge these days. Get the facts before you spout off at the mouth people. I know she was wrong for being there driving she was on her way home from making her sons funeral arrangements. I’m also sure her being distraught played a roll in this horrible tragedy

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