T-Bone Collision Kills Two in Banks County, Georgia
BANKS COUNTY, GA. – A T-Bone collision killed two people in Banks County, Georgia, according to an online news report published by ajc.com. One of the vehicles did not observe a stop sign and was T-boned by another vehicle, leaving two people inside the first vehicle with fatal injuries.*
On the afternoon of February 17, 27-year-old man from Athens, Georgia, was driving a 2017 Nissan Sentra in Banks County. At the street crossing of Highway 164 and Highway 59, he did not observe a stop sign and drove across oncoming traffic. A 2002 Dodge Dakota then crashed into the Nissan in a T-bone fashion.
The man and a passenger in his car, 27-year-old woman from Commerce, Georgia, suffered severe injuries in the wreck. Their injuries proved fatal, and both died that day.
The people riding in the Dodge, who were not identified, were not injured in the wreck, officials said. There were two people in total in the Dodge.
Authorities are still investigating the crash and have not yet determined why the man did not stop at the intersection. Updated information will be reported at a later date.
Banks County, Georgia, is located in the northern portion of the state. Its population is estimated at around 18,300, as of the 2010 Census. The county saw a large jump in traffic collisions between 2012 and 2013, but has since held relatively steady in the area of vehicle collisions, based on information from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
Total traffic accidents rose from 254 in 2012 to 454 in 2013. Surprisingly, fatal accidents dropped between those years, from four fatal crashes in 2012 to two fatal crashes in 2013. Between 2013 and 2016, total accidents averaged around 430.
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