Macon-Bibb County Collision Between Car and Tractor-Trailer Leaves Two Dead

Macon-Bibb County collision

Two men were killed in a Macon-Bibb County collision early on Thursday morning.

Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones has identified them as 61-year-old Kenneth Lawrence and his passenger 56-year-old Michael Vandergriff. The two men were both from Warner Robins.

According to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, the Macon-Bibb County collision happened shortly after 12:30 a.m.

Lawrence was heading south on Broadway when his car drove through the grassy median and ended up on Houston Road.

The car hit a Freightliner tractor-trailer that was going north on Houston Road. The tractor-trailer had stopped at the traffic light and it was shoved into a Chevy Impala that was stopped next to it.

Lawrence’s car burst into flames and both he and Vandergriff were unable to get out. They died on the spot.

The tractor-trailer driver, a 57-year-old Sumter, SC man, was treated at the scene.

The 54-year-old Macon, GA man who was driving the Chevy Impala was transported to a nearby hospital and his condition was said to be stable.

No one else sustained injuries.

Meanwhile, the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal accident that happened in South Macon on Friday morning.

The crash occurred just after 9 a.m. at the Broadway-Raines Avenue intersection.

A Jeep was reportedly going south on Broadway when it rear-ended a logging truck as it accelerated from a traffic light.

The Jeep struck the logs causing them to go through the vehicle’s windows.

The driver was identified as Savannah Steele, a 24-year-old resident of Monticello. She was pronounced dead at the crash site by deputy coroner Lonnie Miley. The logging truck driver did not receive any injuries.

If you suffered injuries in a crash or you lost a loved one because of a reckless driver, you may be entitled to compensation. Reach out to a Georgia car accident lawyer for advice.


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