Two people were killed in a fatal Bryan County crash on Highway 17 close to Belfast Keller Road on Saturday morning, March 28.
Cpl. Dante Williams of the Georgia State Patrol said a vehicle was heading north in the southbound lanes of the highway when it crashed into a vehicle head-on before striking another.
Bryan County Coroner Bill Cox revealed that the two victims were Jessica Thornburg of Bloomingdale and Liberty County resident Sergio Miguel Ortega-Gonzalez. Another person was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
The Bryan County crash caused traffic to slow down and stopped Pamela Gaither and her husband from making it to the hospital in time for the birth of their second child.
Some of the first responders stop to assist and Falaq, who is a paramedic, delivered the baby now named Charles.
Meanwhile, two men were injured in a car crash in Cobb County shortly before 3:30 a.m. on Sunday. The authorities say one of them sustained serious injuries.
The crash happened on southbound Interstate 285 at Paces Ferry Road.
According to investigators, 21-year-old Keymon Howard was heading south in a black 2004 Honda Accord when he swerved to avoid a vehicle that was entering his lane. Howard drove off the road, overturned, and struck a light pole at the intersection.
When officers arrived, they found Howard trapped in his vehicle. He was not seriously injured but his passenger Taevon Dunston, 22, was ejected from the vehicle and his injuries were deemed serious.
Both young men were taken to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital for treatment. Anyone who has information about the crash is asked to call the STEP unit at 770-499-3987.
Meanwhile, if you suffered injuries in a crash caused by someone else’s negligence or your loved one died in this way, you may be entitled to compensation. A Georgia car accident attorney can provide the guidance you need.