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Tragic Crash Kills Two on Jones Mill Road in Statesboro, Georgia (GA)


May 03, 2020

STATESBORO, GA- Statesboroherald.com writes that a morning crash in Statesboro left two people dead this week.  The incident occurred at the intersection of Veteran’s Memorial Parkway and Jones Mill Road. The victim was traveling on Veteran’s Memorial Parkway approaching the intersection. The woman’s car and a truck then collided.*

Reports indicate that the woman, identified as a 74-year-old, and her 39-year-old son both died in the impact. Another passenger in the car with the victims was transported to a hospital in Savannah via airlift. That individual was identified as a 28-year-old man. Reports did not indicate the condition of the surviving victim. 

The driver of the other vehicle was identified as a 41-year-old man. Police did not indicate who was at fault for the collision but stated that they did issue the truck driver two citations. 

A recent report on traffic safety laws found Georgia’s traffic laws in need of improvement. Like 30 other US States, Georgia was given a “needs improvement.” Just seven states were given the report’s highest marks for safety. 

One of the failures of the state is the lack of a law requiring backseat passengers to wear a seatbelt. The state’s voters seem to back a move to enact such legislation by an overwhelming majority. A recent survey indicated 90 percent of voters believe the state should have a law requiring backseat passengers to wear a seatbelt. 

The report also suggested that Georgia must use a graduated license requirement for teens, require that children under two use a rear-facing child safety seat, and force drunk drivers to use ignition interlock devices on their vehicles. 

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Sources:

https://www.wtoc.com/2020/04/26/gsp-investigates-fatal-crash-statesboro/

https://www.ajc.com/blog/commuting/georgia-traffic-safety-laws-get-mixed-grade/P2G4fzvtOVjGKTGkJuKrPI/

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