Georgia Driver Involved in Fatal Alabama Vehicle Collision
CLAY COUNTY, AL. – August 14, 2018 (trussvilletribune.com) A man from Georgia was involved in a vehicle collision August 13 that killed a man from Alabama, according to an online news story from trussvilletribune.com.*
The collision occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. on August 13. Tyler Austin Nichols, 21, of Rome, Georgia, was driving a 2018 Dodge Ram northbound on Alabama Highway 9 in Clay County, Alabama. Near mile marker 201, about 12 miles from Lineville, Alabama, Nichols’ vehicle collided with a southbound 1999 Ford F-150.
Nichols was not injured in the crash. The driver of the F-150, 57-year-old Stephen Dwayne Green, of Delta, Alabama, died on the scene. It is not clear what caused the two vehicles to collide.
Alabama Troopers are continuing to investigate the collision and have not yet released additional information. Authorities have not indicated who might have been at fault in the crash, so it is not clear whether Nichols will be cited or charged in connection with the accident.
According to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, more than 34,000 fatal vehicle crashes occurred in the United States in 2016. These accidents resulted in the deaths of more than 37,000 people. The fatalities averaged 11.6 per 100,000 people and 1.16 per every 100 million miles traveled in the United States.
Georgia’s 2016 fatality rates, according to the IIHS data, were 15.1 deaths in 2016 per every 100,000 people and 1.29 deaths per every 100 million miles traveled. Alabama’s 2016 fatality rates were even higher: 21.3 deaths in 2016 per every 100,000 people and 1.49 deaths per every 100 million miles traveled.
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