Victims of Deadly Car Accident in Columbus, Georgia, Identified
COLUMBUS, GA. – November 6, 2018 - The victims of a deadly car accident that occurred November 5 in Columbus, Georgia, have now been identified, according to an online news story from wtvm.com.*
The accident occurred at approximately 9:30 p.m. on November 5 at Victory Drive and Jackson Avenue in Columbus. Columbus Police report that a tractor-trailer was making a left turn onto Jackson Avenue from Victory Drive and turned into the path of a westbound car. The car struck the side of the tractor-trailer and drove underneath it.
The driver of the car, 23-year-old Antonious Downey, of Columbus, died in the accident. A passenger in the car, 23-year-old Jaquan Harris, of Columbus, also died. Autopsies will be performed in Atlanta.
The driver of the tractor-trailer has not been identified at this time, and it is not clear whether he or she will face charges in connection with the accident. Columbus Police are investigating and have not yet provided additional information to the public at this time.
Columbus is located in Muscogee County, Georgia. According to data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, Muscogee County numerous traffic accidents occur in Muscogee County each year. In 2012, a total of 7,729 accidents occurred in the county, causing 1,677 injuries and 20 deaths. These numbers all rose steadily during the next few years.
By 2016, vehicle accident totals in the county had reached 8,299. These accidents led to 1,659 injuries and 27 deaths. This was the highest rate of fatal accidents in the county during a five-year period.
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