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One Killed After Car Crashes into City Truck in Columbus, Georgia

February 06, 2019

COLUMBUS, GA. – An online news story from reports that one person was killed January 31 after a car crashed into a city truck in Columbus, Georgia. The truck was performing lawn service on a residential street, when the car crashed into it from behind.* 

The Columbus Police Department is investigating the fatal crash, which happened on River Road during the morning of January 31. At about 9 a.m., a City of Columbus work truck was picking up yard waste on River Road. 

Where the impact happened, the road consists of three lanes, including two southbound lanes and one northbound lane. The city truck was in the middle of the road in both the northbound lane and a southbound lane. A southbound Mercedes sedan crashed into the back of the truck, causing the sedan to partly run underneath the truck’s bed. 

The driver of the Mercedes was seriously injured in the accident. An ambulance crew transported him to Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown campus for emergency care, but he did not survive his injuries. He was pronounced deceased at the hospital. 

Assistant County Coroner Charles Newton identified the man as James Gibson, of Fortson, Georgia. Gibson’s age was not reported. Newton said an autopsy would be performed, and the body would be transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab. 

Several emergency agencies responded to the scene of the accident on January 31, and officials closed River Road started at Willett Drive. No further information about the accident has been reported at this time. 

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