18-Year-Old Driver Charged for Fatal Wreck in Albany, Georgia
ALBANY, GA. – According to a news story reported online by walb.com, an 18-year-old driver has been charged in connection with a fatal vehicle wreck that took place in Albany, Georgia. One person died in the accident, according to WALB, and four people were seriously injured.*
The wreck occurred at the intersection of Gravel Hill Road and Nelms Road in Albany. According to the Dougherty County Police Department and WALB, a Toyota Camry was traveling east on Nelms Road and did not stop at a stop sign at the crossing with Gravel Hill Road.
The Toyota entered the intersection into the path of a Chevrolet Silverado that was headed north on Gravel Hill Road, and the Toyota crashed into the driver’s side of the Chevy. After impact, the Toyota crashed into a fence and came to a rest in a field off of the roadway. The Chevy hit a stop sign and turned over, then collided with a fence.
WALB reports that five people involved in the accident were injured and transported to local hospitals, where one of those people died of his or her injuries. None of the victims was identified in the news report, and the report did not say whether the victim who died was riding in the Toyota or the Chevy.
Dougherty County Police and WALB report that the driver of the Toyota has now been charged with multiple crimes in connection with the wreck. He was identified as an 18-year-old male from Alabama. He is facing charges of vehicular homicide (one count), serious injury by vehicle (four counts), distracted driving, reckless driving, and failure to yield.
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