Deputies Pushing for Road Changes After Triple Fatality Wreck in Fort Valley, Georgia


April 14, 2019

FORT VALLEY, GA. – According to a news story reported online by wgxa.tv, deputies in Peach County, Georgia, are pushing for changes to a section of road where a triple fatality wreck recently occurred in Fort Valley, Georgia. The officers would like the Georgia Department of Transportation to look into changes on the road.* 

On the night of March 30, a tractor-trailer that was traveling east on the Georgia Highway 49 Bypass crashed into a car that was traveling south on Woolfolk Road in Fort Valley. After the collision, the tractor-trailer’s fuel tank caught on fire, engulfing both vehicles in flames. 

WGXA reports that three people died in the collision: the 55-year-old driver of the tractor-trailer and two 19-year-old girls, both students at Fort Valley State University. The cause of the accident is not yet determined, but the Peach County Sheriff’s Department says too many accidents happen in this area. 

Deputies reported to WGXA that 25 traffic collisions have occurred at the crossing of the 49 Bypass and Woolfolk Road since 2016. These accidents have resulted in fourteen injuries and now three fatalities, deputies said. 

“We do have a lot of accidents there,” said Peach County Sheriff Terry Deese. “And they’re pretty bad when they do happen.”

Deese said deputies would like the Georgia DOT to consider adding a stop light at the intersection or another device to control traffic and reduce accidents. 

“Any kind of traffic device there would help, added to the fact that the intersection is pretty dark at night,” Deese said. “We’re going to gather the data and contact DOT to get them to do a study on it and see if there’s something that can be done.” 

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Source:https://wgxa.tv/news/local/deputies-want-safety-changes-made-where-fatal-fort-valley-wreck-happened

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