Man Dies After Crashing into City Work Truck in Columbus, Georgia
COLUMBUS, GA. – A man died January 31 after crashing his vehicle into a city work truck in Columbus, Georgia, according to a news story reported online from ledger-enquirer.com. It is not clear at this time why the man crashed into the truck. Officials have released the man’s name and cause of death.*
The accident occurred on the morning of January 31 on River Road in Columbus. At about 8:30 a.m., a Columbus Consolidated Government work truck was on River Road picking up tree limbs and yard material. It is not clear if the truck was moving at the time or parked on the roadway. It is also not clear what direction the truck was traveling.
A silver Mercedes (model not reported) that was traveling south on River Road then collided with the city vehicle. The Mercedes became wedged partially underneath the city vehicle during the impact of the collision.
The driver of the Mercedes was seriously injured in the wreck, and emergency responders transported him to the midtown campus of Piedmont Columbus Regional. About an hour after the accident, at 9:31 a.m., officials pronounced the driver deceased at the hospital. The cause of death was ruled blunt force trauma.
The Muscogee County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as 63-year-old James Gibson, of Fortson, Georgia. Reports indicate Gibson was the owner of FoneMart, which operates several locations around Columbus.
The driver of the city vehicle has not been identified, and it is not clear if anyone else was riding in the vehicle. No other injuries were reported.
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