Lowndes County Accident Results in One Fatality
LOWNDES COUNTY, GA. – (wtxl.com) A vehicle accident in Lowndes County, Georgia resulted in the death of one man, according to an online news report from wtxl.com.*
At approximately 12:30 p.m., a 2013 Chrysler 200 was traveling eastbound on Carroll Ulmer Road in Lowndes County. At the intersection with Loch Laurel Road, the Chrysler’s driver failed to stop at a stop sign. Upon entering the intersection, the Chrysler struck a vehicle traveling northbound on Loch Laurel Road.
The driver of the Chrysler, who has not been identified at this time, was transported to Archbold Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the second vehicle, 40-year-old Rahsaan Simon, of Valdosta, Georgia, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Georgia State Patrol indicates the driver of the Chrysler was wearing a seat belt, while Simon was not. Troopers have indicated alcohol was not a factor in the collision. They are continuing to investigate the accident and have not released additional information at this time. It is not clear whether any charges will be filed.
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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