Georgia State Patrol Investigating Fatal Crash in Lowndes County
LOWNDES COUNTY, GA. – August 6, 2018 (wctv.com) According to an online news report from wctv.com, Troopers with the Georgia State Patrol are investigating a fatal vehicle accident that occurred August 5 in Lowndes County, Georgia.*
Authorities say the accident took place at approximately 10:30 p.m. on August 5 at the intersection of Oak Street Extension and Lake Laurie Drive. An Acura traveling northbound on Lake Laurie Drive collided with a Honda Accord traveling westbound on Oak Street Extension.
Troopers indicated one person died in the collision but did not say which vehicle this person had been traveling in and did not release the victim’s name. It is not clear what caused the accident to occur or how many people were in each vehicle.
The Georgia State Patrol’s Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team is investigating the collision and has not released additional information to the public at this time. Troopers say a toxicology test is pending to determine whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.
Data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety show vehicle accidents in Lowndes County have increased during the last several years. In 2013, 1,384 vehicle accidents occurred in the county. That number almost doubled the following year, jumping to 2,620. In 2015, the number of accidents increased to 3,698 and moved up to more than 4,000 in 2016. The highest number of fatal accidents occurred during 2015, when 18 people died in traffic crashes.
Vehicle accidents in Lowndes County in 2016 led to 1,318 injuries and 17 fatalities. Four of the fatal accidents that year involved alcohol consumption by one of the drivers.
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