Police in Columbus, Georgia, Investigating Deadly Car Accident on Victory Drive
COLUMBUS, GA. – November 5, 2018 - According to wrbl.com, police in Columbus, Georgia, are investigating a deadly car accident that occurred November 5, according to an online news story from wrbl.com. Little information is known about the accident at this time.*
Police in Columbus, GA, Investigating Deadly Car Accident on Victory Drive
The accident occurred at approximately 9:30 p.m. on November 5 at Victory Drive and Jackson Avenue in Columbus. At least one person died in the wreck. It is not yet clear how the accident happened or how many vehicles or people were involved. The identity of the victim has not been released. Columbus Police are investigating and have not yet provided additional information to the public at this time.
Columbus is located in Muscogee County, Georgia, and has an estimated population of 194,000. Interstate 185 is a major roadway within Muscogee County, as are U.S. Route 27, U.S. Route 80, and U.S. Route 280.
According to data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, Muscogee County sees a large number of vehicle accidents each year. In 2016, a total of 8,299 vehicle accidents occurred in the county, which led to 1,659 injuries and 27 deaths. This was the highest rate of fatal accidents in the county during a five-year period (the next-highest was 20 fatal accidents in 2012). Five of the fatal accidents in 2016 involved pedestrians, and six involved motorcyclists.
Typically, about half of the fatality accidents in Muscogee County are related to alcohol consumption or speeding. The highest numbers of accidents in the county tend to occur during the spring and summer months.
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