Dry Branch, GA – Juvenile Killed in Fatal Car Accident on GA-87

1/23 Dry Branch, GA – Juvenile Killed in Fatal Car Accident on GA-87

Dry Branch, GA (January 23, 2023) – Around 2 a.m. on Monday morning, January 23, a teen was killed in a fatal car accident in Dry Branch. 

According to Georgia State Patrol officials, the accident happened on GA-87. Police confirmed that 19-year-old Gabriel Kilgore was traveling in the area before he suddenly lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle went off the side of the road and struck several trees, then flipping onto the passenger side. The vehicle sustained extensive damage in the accident. 

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other local responders were called to the scene to help those in need. Kilgore was injured and rushed to the hospital for treatment. There was also a passenger in the vehicle, who was identified as a 17-year-old male, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. 

Due to the severity of the accident, a portion of the road was blocked. This led to delays until the scene was cleared. 

The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues. 

We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was lost in this tragic accident. 

Fatal Accidents in Georgia

Car accidents have been increasing on our roads throughout Georgia over recent years. Though many car accidents are minor fender-benders, others are incredibly severe and even take the lives of those involved. In 2020 alone, the Georgia Department of Transportation estimated that over 1,730 people were killed in fatal car accidents. These accidents happen due to a wide array of aspects, such as the following: 

  • Driver distractions
  • Drunk or drugged driving
  • Speeding
  • Fatigued driving

If you have lost someone close to you in a fatal accident, you may wonder where you can turn. You and your family should know that you have options moving forward.

The loss of a loved one can affect your life in many ways. Speaking with a Dry Branch car accident lawyer can ensure that your rights are being protected during these difficult times. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. You should never have to deal with the stressful aftermath of a fatal accident entirely on your own. It is crucial that you speak with a skilled Dry Branch wrongful death attorney who has your best interests in mind. 

At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in fatal accidents. We believe that you have every right to hold a responsible party liable for the harm that they have caused you in a fatal collision. Our attorneys will stand by your side every step of the way as you navigate the legal system in Georgia for the first time. This is especially necessary when it comes to a complex wrongful death claim. If you have lost someone close to you, we will help you along the way. Please contact a wrongful death attorney in Dry Branch at (888) 688-1924 to find out what we can do for 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. 

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.

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