One Person Killed in Evans County, GA, Single-Vehicle Wreck
EVANS COUNTY, GA. – At least one person was killed in a single-vehicle wreck in Evans County, Georgia, according to an online news report from wtoc.com. Little information about the accident is know at this time.*
The wreck occurred on Daisy Nevils Highway in Evans County. Only one car was involved, and the Evans County Sheriff’s Office confirmed at least one person died in the crash. The cause and nature of the accident was not reported, and the victim has not been identified. It is not clear how many people were in the vehicle.
The Evans County Sheriff’s Office and Georgia State Patrol responded to the scene and will be investigating the crash. No additional information is available at this time.
According to an article from Forbes, one in five accidents involve single-vehicle roadway departures. More than 8,000 people in the United States die each year in single-vehicle rollover crashes. Many of these accidents involve alcohol or drugs, speeding, or medical emergencies. Sometimes, drivers suffer medical complications while driving, during which they become unconscious or unable to continue driving and crash their vehicles.
Inattentive driving is also a large factor in these types of crashes. People distracted behind the wheel are 75 percent more likely to be involved in fatal, single-vehicle accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Run-off-the-road accidents tend to occur more often with older drivers or teen drivers, though drivers are statistically more likely to be involved in fatal accidents starting at age 65.
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