Augusta, GA – Tommy West Jr Killed in Fatal Collision on Peach Orchard Rd 

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Augusta, GA (January 10, 2023) – A man was killed in a fatal car accident near an intersection in Augusta on the evening of Friday, January 6. 

According to Richmond County authorities, the accident happened around 7 p.m. at the intersection of Peach Orchard Road and Byrd Road. Police confirmed that at least two or more vehicles were involved in a collision that took place due to reasons that are still being investigated. 

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other Augusta responders were called to the scene to help those in need. One of the drivers involved in the accident, who has since been identified as 70-year-old Tommy West Jr., was seriously injured in the collision. He was later pronounced dead at the scene around 8:10 p.m. 

The roadway was completely blocked at the intersection for an extended period of time after the accident. This led to delays until the scene was cleared. 

No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident remains ongoing. 

We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken prematurely in this accident. 

Fatal Accidents in Georgia

Car accidents occur every hour of the day throughout the state of Georgia. Though many of these accidents lead to minor injuries, others can be incredibly severe and even take lives within seconds. In just 2020, it is estimated that approximately 1,588 fatal car accidents took place, leading to the loss of life in over 1,730 victims. You may believe that other drivers are looking out for you at all times but this is not always the case. There are many common reasons for fatal accidents on Georgia roads, which include the following: 

  • Driver distractions
  • Drunk or drugged driving
  • Traveling over the speed limit
  • Falling asleep behind the wheel

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal collision, it is crucial that you speak with an attorney who has handled these types of claims in the past. 

A wrongful death claim can be a complex matter that you are not prepared to face on your own. While you and your family are grieving your immense losses, you should not have to be concerned with the many bills that are piling up against you. It can be stressful to lose a loved one and you may be left with a wide array of questions after an accident. You should seek the immediate assistance of an Augusta wrongful death attorney after you have sustained the loss of a loved one. 

Our attorneys at Monge & Associates are here to assist you after you have lost someone you love in a fatal collision. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling after a fatal accident on both emotional and financial levels. Having the help of an attorney on your side can help you lessen some of the stress that you are feeling associated with your claim. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve at this time. Please contact a wrongful death attorney in Augusta at (888) 688-1924 to find out how we can help you. 

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.

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