Pedestrian Killed in Thanksgiving Crash in Augusta

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A pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle on Thanksgiving Day, the most recent in a series of deadly accidents in the Central Savannah River Area. The victim of the Thanksgiving crash in Augusta has been identified as 27-year-old Marcus Sayas who resided in the 4200 block of Windsor Spring Road.

He was struck around 6:20 p.m by a pickup that was going south in the 3600 block of Morgan Road, to the north of Tobacco Road. Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen said Sayas died at the scene.

This Thanksgiving crash in Atlanta was the fourth road fatality and the second fatal pedestrian crash in the CSRA within a few days. 

Meanwhile, five people were taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center on Saturday afternoon, November 28, following a three-vehicle crash involving a Gainesville city truck.

Georgia State Patrol Cpl. Major Patterson said one of the vehicles involved was driven by 31-year-old Tara McDowell of Dawsonville. She was heading south on Thompson Bridge Road in the middle turn lane.

Meanwhile, 51-year-old  Gainesville resident Jesus Medrano was traveling north in the right lane in a Kia Cadenza.

Fifty-year-old John Staton of Gainesville had stopped a city-owned Ford F250 at a stop sign on Oak Tree Drive.

Patterson said McDowell turned into Medrano’s path and struck the vehicle head-on. Medrano’s car then hit Staton’s truck, according to the authorities.

Staton didn’t suffer any injuries. However, the other two drivers and their passengers, including two boys, were taken to hospital. Their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. Patterson said McDowell was given a citation for failing to yield while turning left.

There have been about 1,200 traffic deaths in Georgia for the year so far.

If you suffered injuries in a car crash or you lost a loved one, you may be entitled to compensation. A Georgia car accident attorney can assist you in building a case.


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