26-Year-Old Man Killed in Columbus, GA, Single-Vehicle Accident
COLUMBUS, GA. – August 28, 2018 (wrbl.com) According to an online news report from wrbl.com, a 26-year-old man was killed in a single-vehicle accident August 27 in Columbus, Georgia.*
The accident occurred on the morning of August 27. Travis McCorkle, 26 (city not reported), was driving on Woodruff Farm Road and crashed his vehicle. The nature and cause of the accident were not reported. McCorkle’s was the only vehicle involved, and it appears McCorkle was alone in the vehicle.
McCorkle was transported to Piedmont Columbus Regional, where he died of his injuries, according to Deputy Coroner Charles Newton. An autopsy will not be performed. Authorities are investigating the incident and have not yet released additional information.
Columbus is the second-largest city in the state of Georgia and is located in Muscogee County, which is on the western border of the state. In 2016, 8,299 vehicle accidents occurred in Muscogee County, according to data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. In those accidents, 1,659 people sustained injuries, and 27 people were fatally injured.
The number of vehicle accident fatalities in 2016 was the highest for the county during the previous five years and was almost double the traffic fatality total for the year prior (2015). Five of the people who died in traffic accidents in Muscogee County during 2016 were pedestrians. Typically, about 50 percent of the fatality accidents in Muscogee County involve alcohol consumption or speeding. These two factors played a role in 10 of the fatal vehicle crashes in 2016.
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