Man Dies in Oconee County Vehicle Wreck in Oconee County, Georgia

May 11, 2018

OCONEE COUNTY, GA. – May 7, 2018 ( A man from Athens, Georgia, tragically died in a vehicle accident May 5 in Oconee County, according to an online report from The wreck reportedly involved only one vehicle.*

At approximately 3:30 a.m., 71-year-old Tommie Ferrell, of Athens, was driving his 2005 Ford Five Hundred northbound on U.S. Highway 78 in Oconee County. According to a spokesperson for the Georgia State Patrol, as Ferrell drove into a curve on the road, he lost control of his vehicle. He crossed the center median and the southbound lanes of the highway and crashed into a tree. The car then caught on fire. 

An off-duty police officer from Athens-Clarke County drove by the scene and stopped to assist. The officer was able to pull Ferrell from the burning vehicle, but Ferrell perished at the scene, according to the Oconee County Coroner. He was the only person in the vehicle when it crashed. Investigation into the crash is ongoing, and no additional information is available at this time. 

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