Two People Killed in Vehicle Accident in Banks County, Georgia
BANKS COUNTY, GA. – Two people were killed in a vehicle crash that took place in Banks County, Georgia, according to an online news report posted by 11alive.com. Police believe one of the people who died in the crash was the person who caused the accident by running a stop sign.*
The crash happened in the late afternoon on Sunday, February 17. At approximately 3:30 p.m. that day, a vehicle was traveling east on Georgia Highway 164 and approached the intersection with Georgia Highway 59 in Banks County. At the intersection, the driver of the vehicle ran a stop sign, according to authorities, and the vehicle was struck by another vehicle that was traveling north on Ga. 59.
The driver of the eastbound vehicle and a passenger in that vehicle were critically injured in the wreck. The passenger died from her injuries at the scene of the accident. She has been identified as 27-year-old Lequesha Smith, of Commerce, Georgia.
The driver was transported by emergency responders to a local hospital, where he later died, as well. He has been identified as 27-year-old Sametrice Antwon Johnson.
Two people were riding in the northbound vehicle, and authorities said they were not seriously injured. It does not appear that either of them needed treatment beyond the scene. These two people were not identified in reports.
Investigators believe that Johnson was at fault in the accident in running the stop sign. Because Johnson did not survive his injuries, authorities did not anticipate that any charges would be filed in connection with the accident.
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