Couple Killed in Vehicle Crash Near Reidsville, Georgia
REIDSVILLE, GA. – November 7, 2018 - According to an online news report from wtoc.com, a husband and wife were tragically killed November 6 in a vehicle crash on Highway 280, near Reidsville, Georgia. The head-on collision also injured the driver of the second vehicle.*
At approximately 2 p.m. on November 6, James Owens and his wife, Phoenix Owens, both of Reidsville, were traveling east on Highway 280 in Tattnall County, Georgia. James Owens was driving. Near Buddy Lane, just outside of Reidsville, James Owens attempted to pass a vehicle on a straightaway and pulled into the path of a westbound pickup truck. The two vehicles collided head-on.
Both James and Phoenix Owens died in the crash. The driver of the pickup, who has not been identified, was injured and transported to a hospital in Reidsville. She has since been transferred to Memorial Hospital in Savannah, Georgia. Her current medical condition is not known.
No further information has been reported. Georgia authorities are continuing to investigate the collision and have not yet released additional information to the public.
Head-on vehicle collisions represent a small number of the accidents that occur every year in the United States, but they account for a larger percentage of traffic deaths in the country. About 2 percent of all the accidents in the U.S. involve head-on collisions, but these types of accidents cause approximately 10 percent of the nation’s crash-related deaths. Because of the force and nature of these accidents, they lead to more serious injuries and more deaths than many other types of vehicle accidents.
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