Head-On Car Crash on Highland Ave. in Richmond County, Georgia, Causes Two Tragic Fatalities
RICHMOND COUNTY, GA. – According to a news story reported online by augustachronicle.com, a head-on car crash that occurred on Highland Avenue in Richmond County, Georgia, caused two tragic fatalities. The victims of the accident were reportedly the drivers of the two vehicles that collided.*
The accident happened in the afternoon in the 1800 block of Highland. The Richmond County Coroner’s Office and The Augusta Chronicle report that a Honda Civic was traveling north on the roadway and somehow crossed over the centerline, entering the path of traffic bound in the opposite direction.
The Honda entered the southbound lane and crashed head-on into a southbound Hyundai Elantra. It is not yet clear what caused the driver of the Honda to leave his lane of travel and cross over the centerline of the road. Investigators did not immediately provide information regarding the cause or circumstances of the collision.
The Augusta Chronicle reports that the drivers of both vehicles were seriously injured in the wreck and were both transported to AU Medical Center via ambulance. The Augusta Chronicle further reports that both drivers tragically died at the hospital. The Honda driver was identified as a 54-year-old man from Richmond County, and the Hyundai driver was identified as a 26-year-old woman from Richmond County.
The drivers were both the sole occupants of their vehicles, according to the report. The accident is still under investigation, and the news report said that the coroner’s office confirmed an autopsy would be performed on the driver of the Honda. No further details were included in the news story.
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