Pine Mountain, GA (February 16, 2023) – Two men were killed in a fatal car accident involving a construction zone in Pine Mountain on Sunday morning, February 12.
According to Georgia State Patrol officials, the accident took place around 8 a.m. in the southbound lanes of State Route 1 near Smokey Road. Police confirmed that two men were inside a 1999 GMC Sonoma that was traveling south on the highway when the driver traveled into a one-lane construction area. The vehicle collided with an excavator in the area, leading to severe damage.
Several responders, including paramedics and Pine Mountain fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The two individuals inside the Sonoma, who has since been identified as 57-year-old Jerry Tucker and 57-year-old Alvin Passmore, were tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries.
The roadway was blocked for an extended period of time in the area of the accident until the scene was cleared.
No further details have been released at this time. The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
We would like to take a moment to offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victims who lost their lives in this accident.
Fatal Accidents in Georgia
Car accidents happen every hour of the day throughout Georgia, some of which are minor and others that are incredibly catastrophic. Though a large percentage of serious collisions lead to injuries each year, others are more severe and take the lives of those involved. Statistics taken in 2020 show us that over 1,730 people were killed in fatal car accidents in Georgia. The truth is most fatal car accidents can be prevented but continue to happen due to the carelessness of others. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident, you should speak with an attorney that you can trust.
It is normal to feel frustrated and overwhelmed after a fatal car accident. Luckily, you and your family have many options as you move forward with a claim. As you are grieving such immense losses after a fatal car accident, you may wonder how you are ever going to afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. You may be left with an array of questions that you cannot answer on your own. This is why you should speak with a Pine Mountain wrongful death attorney in your time of need.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we are here to assist you after you have lost someone you love in a fatal collision. Our team will stand by your side as you navigate the complex legal system in Georgia for the first time. There are several parties who could be successful in bringing a wrongful death claim, such as the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial expenses
You have options, and we are here for you. Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Pine Mountain 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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