27-Year-Old Man Killed in Single-Vehicle Wreck in Columbia County, Georgia

January 11, 2019

COLUMBIA COUNTY, GA. – A 27-year-old man was killed January 5 in a single-vehicle wreck in Columbia County, Georgia, according to an online news report from wjbf.com. The cause of the accident has not yet been determined, and an autopsy is scheduled to be performed at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab.*

The crash occurred sometime on January 5 (reports did not indicate what time of day) on Interstate 20 East in Columbia County. A man driving a silver Nissan Sentra was traveling eastbound on I-20 and somehow lost control of the vehicle. It is not yet clear what caused him to lose control, but the vehicle traveled off the interstate and into the northbound shoulder. 

The Nissan then hit a guardrail and traveled into a wooded area off of the interstate, where it crashed into a large tree. Reports did not say exactly where on the interstate this collision occurred — no exit or mile marker was provided. 

The driver of the vehicle, 27-year-old Barrington Allen (city not reported), was seriously injured in the crash, and emergency responders transported him to Augusta Medical Center. Allen did not survive his injuries, and the county coroner pronounced him dead at the hospital. An autopsy will be performed at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab. 

Allen’s family told investigators he was leaving work at the time of the wreck. They have planned a candlelight vigil to honor him in Augusta. Authorities in Walker County are still investigating the accident and have not released additional information at this time. 

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