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Georgia Man Killed in Macon County, AL, Double-Fatality Accident

August 10, 2018

MACON COUNTY, AL. – August 9, 2018 ( According to an online news report from, a five-car crash in Macon County, Alabama, resulted in the death of a man from Georgia and a man from Alabama.*

Alabama authorities say the crash occurred on the morning of August 8 in Macon County, Alabama. Troopers with Alabama State Patrol indicate that 71-year-old James McCorvey, of Columbus, Georgia, was driving on Highway 80 and sideswiped an SUV then hit another vehicle, driven by 39-year-old Derrick Shelton, of Prattville, Alabama. Following the impact, two other cars collided, bringing the total number of vehicles involved to five. 

Both McCorvey and Shelton died at the scene. McCorvey was reportedly not wearing a seat belt. None of the other drivers or passengers involved have been identified, but two other people were reportedly hospitalized as a result of the crash. 

Alabama Troopers are continuing to investigate the collision and have not yet released additional information. 

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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