Two Fatal Accidents Investigated by Dougherty County Police Department
Dougherty County Police Department Continues to Investigate Two Fatal Accidents That Happened Within Two Days
ALBANY, GA – As reported online by the Albany Herald, the Dougherty County Police Department continues to investigate two fatal accidents that happened within a one-mile radius within two days.*
Law enforcement officials are continuing to investigate two fatal crashes that happened within a one-mile radius in Dougherty County in only a two-day period. At this time, officials state that the two accidents are unrelated, but they are continuing to evaluate all facts to determine why these two accidents happened. No criminal charges have been filed in relation to either fatal accident.
The first accident happened when an 82-year-old man drove off the road and slammed into a tree. The man suffered fatal blunt-force trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The second accident involved two vehicles and six victims. A 14-year-old victim died of his injuries, while all other injured victims survived. The boy, like the 82-year-old man, suffered blunt-force trauma that killed him. The boy was riding in the back of a pickup truck when he was ejected upon impact with another vehicle.
The Dougherty County Police Department called in the Georgia State Patrol (GSP) to help investigate both fatal accidents. While the location of both fatal accidents does have caution/safety signals and stop signs, some local residents believe the area is still unsafe. Since 2015, the area has seen a total of thirteen accidents. Law enforcement officials do not necessarily believe a lack of safety is to blame, but rather drivers are not paying attention to the existing safety signals. Once the investigation into these two fatal accidents concludes, there will be a clearer idea of what caused or contributed to cause each crash.
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