New Year’s Eve Wreck Leaves One Dead in Thomas County, Georgia
THOMAS COUNTY, GA. – A New Year’s Eve wreck in Thomas County, Georgia, left the driver of a vehicle dead, according to ab online news report from wctv.com. The cause of the crash is not yet clear.*
The wreck occurred at the intersection of Georgia-Florida Parkway and the Thomasville Bypass in Thomas County. Georgia State Patrol Troopers arrived on the scene to find a couple in a truck with minor injuries and the driver of a car deceased. It is not clear whether the truck occupants were transported anywhere for treatment. No names have been released at this time.
“Knowing it’s a fatality makes it so much more important,” said Trooper Jamill Curry. “Everybody wants answers, and family members are crying about who was in the car. That’s hard to tell the family.”
The accident came near the end of the official 102-hour travel period surrounding New Year’s Day. The time period ran from the evening of Friday, December 28, to the evening of Wednesday, January 2. New Year’s tends to be the deadliest time of every year, according to state officials.
Troopers are still interviewing witnesses and investigating the crash. They do not yet know the cause but believe the driver of the car ran a red light and crossed into the truck’s lane in the intersection. It is not yet clear whether alcohol was a factor in the crash. Results of an autopsy and toxicology analysis are pending. No additional information is available regarding the crash at this time.
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