November 30, 2010 - Macon, GA - One young man was killed and another was injured in a crash involving a semi-truck early Friday morning.
The Macon Telegraph reports that the accident happened at around 5 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Houston Road and Ga. 247. Alex Harris, 19, of Ollie Drive, was driving his Ford Ranger northbound on Ga. 247 when his vehicle began to hydroplane. The vehicle then swerved into the southbound lane of traffic, where in collided with an 18-wheeler truck owned by the Frito Lay Company.
According to Leon Jones, the Bibb County Coroner, Harris died at the scene of the vehicle accident.
A passenger in Harris' vehicle, Kenneth Aaron, 20, of Macon, received injuries in the crash. Aaron was transported to The Medical Center of Central Georgia, where he is said to be in stable condition. The driver of the semi-truck was uninjured.
The fatal vehicle accident remains under investigation.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2009 Georgia Crash Statistics show that there were 1,284 fatalities as a result of car accidents in Georgia.
As a service to our readers in the Atlanta area and throughout Georgia, we will occasionally publish blogs detailing serious or fatal traffic accidents in our region. We do this to raise awareness of common factors in serious crashes.
Some of the most common causes of accidents in Georgia include, but are not limited to:
- motorcycle accidents;
- tractor-trailer accidents;
- distracted or intoxicated drivers; and
- single-vehicle accidents.
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