Tragic Wreck on Eisenhower Parkway Kills Man from Macon, Georgia (GA)
MACON, GA- Wgxa.com writes that a man from Macon, Georgia, was killed in a crash that occurred this week in Bibb County. The victim was identified as a 53-year-old man from Macon.*
Reports indicate that the crash occurred in the evening at the intersection of Houston Avenue and Eisenhower Parkway. A 24-year-old man in a Lincoln Town Car was driving northbound on Houston Avenue, and the victim was a passenger in the vehicle. A 52-year-old man also from Macon was driving a Nissan Frontier westbound on Eisenhower Parkway when the two vehicles collided at the intersection. Responders transported all three men to the hospital, where the passenger in the Lincoln died from his injuries. Police are still investigating the crash. It is not yet clear what caused the collision, and police are requesting that any witnesses to the wreck contact the county sheriff’s office.
A recent report on car crash fatalities in the United States placed Georgia in fourteenth place in terms of states with the highest number of deadly car crashes. Based on crash statistics from 2016, Georgia had 15.1 traffic-related fatalities for every 100,000 people in the state. The total number of deaths was 1,554, which was the fourth-highest number of traffic deaths in the nation.
The report indicated that the deadliest states for traffic deaths tend to be located in the southern part of the country, while the safest states are in the Midwest and Northeast.
While the overall number of deaths in Georgia indicates a need for additional traffic safety efforts in the state, the seatbelt rates were a positive sign. According to the data, 97 percent of people in Georgia are buckling up.
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