One person was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Augusta, GA earlier on Friday, March 19. The fatal crash involved no other vehicles or persons, and the deceased was driving the sole vehicle that was involved.
According to the details shared by the authorities, the wreck occurred just before noon. It was reported to the authorities at around 11:30 a.m.
Preliminary investigations reveal that the vehicle was traveling eastbound along the Bobby Jones Expressway at the time of the accident. The precise location of the crash was close to the border between Georgia and South Carolina.
The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office identified the vehicle as a 1996 Corvette. As the Corvette was traveling eastbound along the Expressway at a high rate of speed, its driver apparently lost control of the vehicle. The car then veered away from the roadway and into an open area before crashing into the trees at some distance.
As the car moved away from the road, its high speed and the uneven terrain caused it to flip over. The vehicle then rolled over several times before coming to a stop. During the multiple rollovers, the driver of the vehicle was ejected from the Corvette.
The driver sustained critical injuries in the incident. Once the first responders and paramedics reached the scene of the crash, attempts were made to help. However, these weren’t fruitful and the victim was pronounced deceased on the scene of the crash at around 11:59 a.m.
The identification details of the deceased were initially withheld pending notification to the next-of-kin. The Richmond County Coroner’s Office has now released these details. The deceased has been identified as James Dunz, 60, of Grovetown.
Authorities continue to investigate the single-vehicle crash in Augusta to determine an exact cause of the crash. The investigations so far hint that speeding may have been the key contributing factor.
If you or your loved one are hurt in a hit and run accident, make sure you call a Georgia car accident attorney right away.