Vehicle Accident in Columbia County, GA, Shuts Down I-20
COLUMBIA COUNTY, GA. – September 17, 2018 (wjbf.com) An accident in Columbia County, Georgia, September 17 shut down Interstate 20 East, according to an online news report from wjbf.com.*
The collision occurred in the morning hours of September 17 on I-20 East, near mile marker 185.5 in Columbia County. It is not clear what caused the accident. The number of vehicles and people involved was not reported, nor was any information regarding injuries. The accident blocked all lanes of I-20 East for several hours. Georgia State Patrol is investigating and has not provided additional information at this time.
Columbia County is located on the eastern border of the state of Georgia and has an estimated population of 147,000. Interstate 20 is a major roadway running through the county, along with U.S. Route 78, U.S. Route 221, and U.S. Route 278.
According to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, Columbia County has seen a large jump in vehicle accidents during the last several years. In 2012, 373 vehicle accidents occurred in the county, leading to 63 injuries and eight fatalities. These numbers remained relatively steady during the next three years: 336 accidents in 2013 with 47 injuries and 10 fatalities; 379 accidents in 2014 with 50 injuries and seven fatalities; and 353 accidents in 2015 with 49 injuries and 15 fatalities.
However, in 2016, the number of vehicle accidents in Columbia County skyrocketed to 4,051. From these accidents, 972 people were injured, and 17 people died. More than half of the fatal accidents that year were related to alcohol or speeding.
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