Columbus, GA (November 6, 2018) – Two people died in a fatal accident that took place in Columbus. The accident took place on Victory Drive, which we reported on earlier, but now we have updates and identification of the parties involved.
The accident involved a tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle. The two people who died in the accident were identified as 23-year-old Antonious Downey (the driver of the motor vehicle) and 23-year-old Jaquan Harris (the passenger of the vehicle).
The tractor-trailer was making a left turn onto Jackson Avenue and heading west onto Victory Drive when it struck the side of the truck. This caused the vehicle to lodge under the big rig and subsequently, the two young men lost their lives as a result.
Police are continuing to investigate this accident.
We are always saddened to hear that someone has lost their lives in another tragic accident in Georgia. We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the families of these two young men who tragically lost their lives as a result of this horrific accident. Our thoughts are with them and their families as they try to deal with the loss of two very young men and try to understand how this incident occurred. We pray that they are able to come to terms with this loss and find some peace.
Fatal Accidents in Georgia
According to the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), in a report produced in March of 2018, there were more than 1550 fatalities reported in accidents in 2017 in the state of Georgia. GDOT also indicated in that report that 7 out of 10 deaths that happen on Georgia’s roads and highways could have been prevented if the drivers involved in these crashes had opted to use different driving practices. Some of these practices include paying attention to the roads and their surroundings, being alert at all times, using safe speeds, and making sure that everyone in the car is wearing a seatbelt.
It is important to find experienced legal assistance if you believe that a loved one was taken from you due to the actions of a negligent party. We want you to know that you have many rights and protections under Georgia’s accident laws. With over a decade of personal injury experience, the Nye Law Group is happy to answer any questions that you may have about an accident that you’ve been injured in. We will work on your behalf to get you the compensation that you are entitled to receive for your injuries. Call us for more information or to schedule a free consultation with one of our compassionate and skilled attorneys today at 912-200-5230.
Note: A variety of outside sources including news bulletins and police reports were used to create these posts and report on the injuries involved. Due to this, the details of these accidents have not been independently confirmed by our team and writing staff. In the event that false information is included in the story, please contact us immediately with the post’s title and the incorrect information, and we will correct the content.
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