One Killed, One Injured in Crash Between Car, Concrete Truck in Columbia County, Georgia
COLUMBIA COUNTY, GA. – According to a news story reported online at wrdw.com, one person was killed and another was injured in a vehicle crash between a car and a concrete truck in Columbia County, Georgia. Authorities have not yet determined the cause of the crash, though they have reported on the nature of the collision.*
The crash occurred sometime on Friday, April 12, but the news report from WRDW does not specify the time of the accident. Authorities and WRDW report that a Honda Civic was traveling on Wrightsboro Road in Columbia County and crossed the centerline of the roadway near the intersection with Shoffit Road. It is not yet clear what caused the Honda driver to leave his lane of travel.
In crossing the centerline, the Honda entered traffic bound in the opposite direction and struck a concrete truck head-on. The report did not say which direction the two vehicles were traveling prior to the crash. After impact, the truck overturned. A photo taken at the scene and posted to the WRDW website shows the truck lying on its side in the grassy area off of the roadway.
WRDW reports that the driver of the Honda was killed in the crash, and county officials sadly pronounced him dead at the scene. The Columbia County Coroner’s Office identified him as a 48-year-old man. The report did not say whether anyone else was riding in the Honda at the time of the accident.
WRDW also reports that the driver of the concrete truck sustained injuries in the crash. His or her injuries were described as minor. This driver was not identified.
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