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July 2, 2022

Albany, GA – Shayartta Ashberry Killed in Fatal Truck Accident on Liberty Expy 

Albany, GA (July 2, 2022) – A woman was killed in a fatal truck accident in Albany on Thursday evening, June 30. 

According to the Albany Police Department, the accident happened around 6:30 p.m. on the Liberty Expressway near the area of exit 6B. Police confirmed that a white Nissan Altima was traveling in the area when it was struck by a tractor-trailer and then a second tractor-trailer. The vehicle finally came to a rest after traveling over the median. 

Several local responders, including Albany paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The driver of the passenger vehicle, identified as 36-year-old Shayartta Ashberry, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to serious injuries. The tractor-trailer drivers were injured but are expected to recover. 

Due to the severity of the accident, the roadway was blocked in the area for some time. Police worked to clear the scene as quickly as possible. 

No further details have been released but the investigation continues. 

We offer our sympathies to those who have lost a loved one as a result of the accident. 

Fatal Truck Accidents in Georgia

Truck accidents may not be the most common types of accidents on Georgia roads. However, when they do occur, they tend to lead to some of the most catastrophic harm. For each truck accident recorded on our roads, there are approximately 1.2 fatalities. In just 2017, it was estimated that about 216 fatalities stemmed from Georgia truck accidents alone. It is never easy to face the aftermath of a truck accident, especially after you have lost someone you love in one of these accidents. Families often wonder where they can turn after they have sustained these immense losses. If you have lost a loved one in a truck crash, you should speak with an attorney who has handled these claims in the past. 

Pursuing any type of truck accident claim is never an easy thing to do. This is due to the fact that there are many laws that come into play when it comes to truck accidents. On top of this, there are many parties who could be at fault for a truck accident. These include some of the following: 

  • Trucking companies
  • Truck drivers hired by the negligent companies
  • Manufacturer of truck parts
  • Cargo loaders

If you have sustained the loss of a loved one in a truck accident, it is crucial that you seek the help of an Albany truck accident attorney in your dire time of need. 

Our attorneys at Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys are here for you after you have lost someone close to you in a truck accident. There are many challenges that you may face along the way after a serious truck collision. Our attorneys will stand by your side every step of the way as you navigate the Georgia legal system for the first time. We will help you obtain the necessary compensation that you deserve. Please do not hesitate to contact a truck accident attorney in Albany at (888) 688-1924 to find out what options are available for you at this time. 

Note: Our writers used secondary sources when creating this accident news post. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident, therefore, if there is any information that is incorrect, contact Monge & Associates immediately. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  We will remove a post if requested. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene described in this post.