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November 3, 2022

Lavonia, GA – Johnny Freeman Killed in Fatal Crash on Stone Bridge Rd 

Lavonia, GA (November 3, 2022) – A fatal car accident took place at an intersection in Lavonia on Wednesday afternoon, November 2, that led to vehicular homicide charges. 

According to Franklin County officials, the accident happened at 3:19 p.m. at the intersection of Stone Bridge Road and Grady School Road. Police confirmed that Robby McDaniel was driving a Ford F-250 headed east on Grady School when he ran through the stop sign at the intersection. This caused him to slam into a northbound Cadillac Deville that was also headed through the intersection. Both vehicles traveled off the side of the road and the Cadillac overturned. 

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other Lavonia responders were dispatched to the scene. Police confirmed that 78-year-old Johnny Freeman was ejected from his vehicle. He sustained severe trauma and was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. A 16-year-old passenger in the vehicle sustained minor injuries and was hospitalized. McDaniel was also injured and airlifted to the hospital for treatment. 

The intersection was blocked in the area for several hours as police worked to clear the scene. McDaniel was charged with failing to stop at a stop sign and second-degree vehicular homicide. 

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

We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was lost in this accident. We also hope that the injured victims will receive a speedy recovery. 

Fatal Accidents in Georgia

Hundreds of lives are taken monthly in Georgia car accidents due to the recklessness of others. In 2020 alone, it was reported that over 1,730 people were killed in fatal Georgia car accidents due to negligent acts. Fatal car accidents take on many forms but rollovers are known for being some of the most catastrophic. In one recent year’s time, approximately 2% of car accidents were deemed rollovers. These accidents can very quickly turn fatal in nature. If you have lost someone you love in an accident, it is crucial that you speak with an attorney that you can trust. 

How do you get back on your feet when you and your family have lost someone close to you in a fatal collision? Speaking with a Lavonia car accident attorney can ensure that your rights are being protected every step of the way. While you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that keep piling up against you. It can be stressful to deal with the aftermath of a fatal collision, which is why you should always have help. Speaking with a Lavonia wrongful death attorney can help you move forward during these difficult times. 

At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we are here for you after you have lost somebody close to you in a Georgia car accident. We believe that you have every right to hold a responsible party liable for the harm that they have caused you and your family. Our attorneys will help you work toward compensation for the following aspects: 

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income and future lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Funeral and burial costs

Please contact a wrongful death attorney in Lavonia 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. 

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.