Find out what your case is worth One click that’s it
May 31, 2022

Macon, GA – Summer Bennett Killed in Fatal Collision on Thomaston Rd

Macon, GA (May 31, 2022) – Around 4:46 p.m. on the afternoon of Monday, May 30, a woman was killed in a fatal car accident in Macon. 

According to Bibb County Sheriff’s deputies, the accident happened at 7100 Thomaston Road. Deputies reported that a driver was traveling in the area when their tire blew out suddenly due to reasons that are not yet known. The driver then lost control and their vehicle went off the side of the road. The vehicle rolled and then went down a hill in the area. 

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. A passenger inside the vehicle, identified as 25-year-old Summer Bennett, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, who has since been identified as 46-year-old DeWayne Gibson, was rushed to the hospital with critical injuries. 

The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for some time. Police quickly worked to clear the scene so traffic could return to normal. 

No further details have been released but the investigation continues at this time. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim. We also hope that the injured party will fully recover from their injuries. 

Fatal Accidents in Georgia

Car accidents happen every hour of the day throughout the state of Georgia. In fact, in just one hour, it is estimated that approximately 70 car accidents take place in Georgia due to the negligence of others. In 2020 alone, it was reported that approximately 1,588 fatal car accidents took place within the state, with over 1,730 people losing their lives in these accidents. The loss of a loved one can be completely unexpected and life-altering. If you and your family have sustained these immense losses, you should have the help of a dedicated attorney on your side moving forward. 

Losing a loved one in a fatal collision can be a difficult thing to endure. Because of this, you should speak with a Macon car accident attorney who has your best interests in mind. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you and your family will keep up with the many bills that keep piling up. There are many parties who may find that they are eligible to bring a wrongful death claim, including the following: 

  • A parent of the deceased
  • A child of the deceased
  • The spouse of the deceased
  • The personal representative of the estate

Speaking with a Macon wrongful death attorney can ensure that your rights are being protected during these complex times. 

At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we are here to help you and your family move forward after a fatal accident. We understand how overwhelming a fatal collision can be for you and your loved ones. Our attorneys have years of experience handling these cases and will stand by your side when you need it the most. Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Macon at (888) 688-1924 for more information on 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.