LaGrange, GA (May 15, 2022) – A crash that occurred in LaGrange on Saturday night has taken the lives of three people, according to the police. At around 9:15 p.m., the Georgia state police responded to the scene of a two-vehicle collision on Roanoke Road.
Reports from authorities show that a 2015 Honda accord was traveling east on Roanoke Road. As it passed a great 2019 Honda Accord, the vehicle struck a 2018 GMC Sierra head-on.
The crash caused significant delays throughout the area. The driver of the CMC, 24-year-old Rico Dunn, was severely injured. He was airlifted to Piedmont Columbus Regional Hospital where he passed away from his injuries.
Two people in the Honda, identified as 19-year-old Jacob Brown of Duluth and 18-year-old Stephen Bartolotta of Palm City, Florida, both suffered fatal injuries. The two victims were declared deceased.
The incident caused significant delays in the area between Vernon Ferry Road and Paddle Wheel Drive.
At this time, the Georgia State Police is investigating the accident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of Jacob Brown, Stephen Bartolotta, and Rico Dunn. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Georgia
Every year in the United States, auto collisions take the lives of more than 40,000 people. In many cases, these crashes are attributed to some form of negligence. We continue to see people lose their lives in accidents due to drivers who engage in reckless and negligent actions. Drivers who speed, failed to yield, and engage in other reckless actions while operating their vehicles continue to be the cause of severe injuries and death every year in our state.
When people lose their lives in auto collisions, their families are often forced to endure overwhelming consequences. We see many families have to spend thousands of dollars on funeral arrangements, medical expenses, and more. When people die as a result of fatal collisions, it is crucial that their families reach out to a wrongful death attorney in the Atlanta area as soon as possible. Quite often, families are able to secure the financial compensation that they can use to cover the costs they face moving forward.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident attorneys, we are committed to helping families get justice after losing loved ones. Our lawyers have decades of experience handling Georgia personal injury and wrongful death claims for victims and their families. We understand how difficult a motor vehicle accident can be for families, especially when they result in death. Our lawyers will stand by your side and fight to get you justice. Contact our personal injury law firm at 888-688-1924.
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