A 28-year-old Fort Valley man who had been missing since June 25 was found dead on June 30 following a car accident on Highway 96.
The Fort Valley Police Department confirmed that the victim was Dominique Xavier Towns.
The vehicle he was driving was found on Highway 96E, about a mile past Evans Road.
According to the GSP, Towns’ black 2012 Hyundai Elantra was seen traveling east on the highway. As the driver negotiated a curve, the vehicle went toward the southbound shoulder and started to rotate clockwise.
It then returned to the roadway and began to travel off the northbound shoulder.
The car subsequently went into a ditch and hit a tree. Upon impact, it rotated counterclockwise and ended up facing west.
The GSP did not say if there were passengers in the vehicle.
No details have been released regarding why the vehicle left the roadway.
Prior to the accident, Towns was last seen on June 25 when he left to go to work in Warner Robins.
His phone was found at the Tubman Museum in Macon which is 20 miles from his last known location in Warner Robins.
Fort Valley Police issued a state-wide alert for his vehicle and placed his information into the National Crime Information Center missing person database.
In the following days, police chief Lawrence Spurgeon said officers didn’t believe Towns was in danger.
On Sunday, a search party met at the Fort Valley Burger King and searched the highway as well as some of the streets leading to the area where Towns’ phone was discovered.
On Tuesday, the Georgia Department of Transportation tweeted news of the fatal accident. The crash occurred around 2:45 p.m. and it blocked all the lanes.
The Georgia State Patrol will continue to investigate the crash.
If you lost a loved one in a crash, reach out to a Georgia car accident lawyer to find out if you’re eligible for compensation.