Single-Vehicle Collision in Richmond County, GA, Causes Death of Driver
RICHMOND COUNTY, GA. – September 30, 2018 (wrdw.com) According to an online news report from wrdw.com, a single-vehicle collision September 30 in Richmond County, Georgia, resulted in the death of the driver.*
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on September 30, 45-year-old Shannon Golphin, of Richmond County, was driving south on Old Waynesboro Road. At the intersection with Hephzibah-McBean Road, Golphin reportedly failed to stop, left the roadway, and struck a tree. Emergency responders pronounced him dead at the scene at approximately 11 a.m.
It is not yet clear why Golphin did not stop at the intersection and why he left the roadway. Richmond County authorities are investigating and have not yet released additional information.
Richmond County is located on the eastern border of the state of Georgia and includes Augusta, Georgia. In 1995, the City of Augusta consolidated governments with Richmond County, forming one entity known as Augusta-Richmond County. The county has an estimated population of 202,000, and its major roadways include Interstate 20, Interstate 520, U.S. Route 1, U.S. Route 25, U.S. Route 78, and U.S. Route 278.
During the five-year period between 2012 and 2016, vehicle accidents in Richmond County increased dramatically, according to data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. In 2012, a total of 333 vehicle accidents occurred in the county. This number increased significantly in 2013 to 1,315 then leaped to 8,879 in 2014. By 2016, the total number of accidents in Richmond County was 9,957.
Interestingly, while the total number of accidents increased through these years, the number of fatal accidents fell. The 2012 collisions led to 40 fatalities, while the 2016 collisions led to 17 fatalities.
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