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July 23, 2022

Thomson, GA – Cheresa Calhoun Killed in Fatal Accident in WB Lanes of I-20

Thomson, GA (July 23, 2022) – A woman was killed in a fatal car accident that took place on a highway in Thomson on Friday evening, July 22. 

According to Columbia County officials, the crash happened at 6:43 p.m. in the westbound lanes of I-20 around the area of Cobbham Road. Two vehicles were allegedly traveling in the area when they collided due to reasons that are not yet known. The involved vehicles were extensively damaged as a result of the crash. 

Several local responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were called to the scene to help those in need. One person inside one of the involved vehicles, identified as 26-year-old Cheresa Calhoun, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. Nobody else was hurt as a result of the accident. 

The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for several hours. Police worked to clear the scene as quickly as possible. 

No further details have been released but the investigation into the collision remains ongoing. 

We offer our warmest thoughts and sympathies to the parties who have been hurt as a result of this accident. 

Fatal Accidents in Georgia

Car accidents have quickly become a leading cause of hospitalizations throughout the entire state of Georgia. However, many people do not know that they also take handfuls of lives every single year. Fatal accidents happen in the blink of an eye when drivers least expect it. In 2020, out of the 330,000 car accidents that happened in Georgia, approximately 1,730 people lost their lives as a result. This deadly trend, unfortunately, continues to happen as drivers make poor choices on our roads and risk the lives of others. If you and your family have lost a loved one in a fatal accident, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney that you can trust. 

Facing the loss of a loved one can affect your life in a variety of ways. You may wonder what options you have during these difficult times, which is why you should speak with a Thomson car accident attorney that you can trust. You may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you as you are grieving your immense losses. If you have lost someone close to you, you have options. Speaking with a Thomson wrongful death attorney can help you move forward in your time of need. 

At Monge & Associates, we have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in accidents throughout Georgia. We are extensively experienced in helping victims of car accidents and will stand by your side when you need it the most. You may be able to recover compensation for a wide array of aspects, including the following: 

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income and future loss of earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Funeral and burial expenses

We are here to help you get back on your feet during these difficult times. Please contact a wrongful death attorney in Thomson at (888) 688-1924 to find out how we can assist 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.