One man died and another person sustained injuries following an early morning two-vehicle crash in Monroe County on November 4.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as Forsyth resident Paul Dewberry. He died after the car in which he was a passenger crashed into another vehicle on High Falls Road close to Boxankle Road around 12:15 a.m.
Spokesperson Anna Lewis said the Mercury Grand Marquis in which Dewberry was traveling was going towards Interstate 75 when the driver veered out of their lane and struck a Ford Crown Victoria.
Lewis said the driver of the Ford tried to avoid the crash, but the Mercury struck it near the headlight on the passenger side. The Mercury then went down an embankment. Calibri (Body)
Dewberry was extracted from the vehicle by Monroe County EMS and transported to Monroe County Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Meanwhile, the driver of the Mercury was taken to Macon’s Medical Center Naviscent Health with minor injuries. The individual driving the Ford was also taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.
Lewis said the driver of the Mercury could face charges. None of the drivers involved in the crash were named by the authorities.
Georgia recorded 708 motor vehicle deaths for the first six months of 2020 according to estimates from the National Safety Council. For the same period in 2019, 732 deaths were recorded reflecting a decline of three percent. In 2018, there were 715 road deaths from January to June.
Criminal charges are separate from civil claims which can be filed against an at-fault driver.
If you sustained injuries or your loved one was killed in a crash caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. A Georgia car accident lawyer can help you recover your losses.