Stonecrest, GA (January 3, 2023) – On Thursday, December 29, a man was killed in a fatal head-on collision involving a hit-and-run driver in Stonecrest.
According to Georgia State Patrol officials, the accident happened on GA-212 in the westbound lanes. Police confirmed that a driver was traveling east in a Ford F-250 when they suddenly lost control of their vehicle, crossing over into westbound lanes. This caused their vehicle to collide head-on into a Ford Fusion. The driver of the pickup truck then fled the scene without stopping.
Several responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were called to the scene to help those in need. The driver of the Ford Fusion, identified as 19-year-old Daylan Norwood, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. Nobody else was hurt in the accident.
Deputies since found the driver responsible for the accident, identified as Wayne Lee Owenby Jr. He has since been charged with homicide by vehicle in the first degree, felony hit-and-run, and reckless driving.
The roadway was blocked in several lanes following the crash.
No further details have been released at this time. 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 taken prematurely in this accident.
Fatal Accidents in Georgia
Every month, hundreds of lives are taken as a result of fatal car accidents in the state of Georgia. In just 2020, in fact, it is estimated that approximately 1,730 people were killed in fatal car accidents caused by others in the state. These serious and life-altering collisions take on many forms but hit-and-run accidents are known for being some of the most severe. When a driver flees the scene of a collision, another driver or passenger might not get the care that they need following a crash. In 2016, it was reported that a total of 2,049 people were killed in hit-and-run accidents throughout the U.S. If you have lost a loved one in one of these accidents, it is imperative that you speak with an attorney immediately.
The loss of a loved one in a fatal car accident can leave you and your family with many questions. You may wonder where you can turn during these difficult times. You deserve to take time to grieve the loss of your loved one without worrying about the bills that keep piling up against you. Having assistance from a Stonecrest wrongful death attorney can ensure that your rights are being protected when you need it the most.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we have diligently assisted those who have lost loved ones in fatal collisions over the years. Our attorneys will help you every step of the way as you navigate the legal system in Georgia for the first time. You may find that you are eligible for some of the following financial damages:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income and future lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Therapy costs
- Funeral and burial expenses
Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Stonecrest at (888) 688-1924 for more information on how we can assist you and your family at this time.
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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