One man lost his life in a two-vehicle crash that took place in Monroe County on Wednesday, November 4. The victim of the fatal Monroe two-vehicle collision was identified as Paul Dewberry.
According to the details shared by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the unfortunate incident came about as two vehicles collided with each other on the I-75. One of the vehicles was identified as a Mercury Grand Marquis. The other was a Ford Crown Victoria.
The Mercury was traveling westbound on the High Falls Road when its driver appears to have lost control of the vehicle. The car left its westbound lane and came into the path of the oncoming traffic. The Ford was traveling in the opposite direction. As the Mercury moved into the eastbound lane, the driver of the Ford veered away in an attempt to avoid a collision. However, the Mercury still ended up colliding with the Ford near the passenger light.
The impact of the collision made the Mercury driver completely lose control of the vehicle. Following the collision, the Mercury veered away from the roadway and went down an embankment. The car had two occupants in it at the time of the crash – the driver and a passenger, Dewberry.
As the collision occurred on the passenger side, Dewberry sustained the most critical injuries and became entrapped in the vehicle. He was extracted from the vehicle by the firefighters once they reached the scene of the crash.
Dewberry was rushed to the Monroe County Hospital. But attempts to revive him failed and he died of his injuries. The driver of the Mercury, who was not identified by the authorities, sustained minor injuries. He was taken to Navicent.
The Ford driver had no injuries to report but was still taken to a local hospital for standard medical checkup. Authorities continue to investigate the Monroe two-vehicle collision. It remains to be seen if any formal charges will be filed against the Mercury driver.
If you or your loved one are injured in any sort of motor vehicle accident, contact a Georgia car accident attorney right away. You may have a potential claim for damages.