One man is dead after an early morning wreck on Peach Orchard Road.
Chief Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose said Benjamin Douglas Jones, 24, of Augusta, was pronounced deceased at the scene from blunt force trauma.
Police were called to the 3800 block of Peach Orchard Road near Plantation Road around 5:20 a.m. Sgt. Danny Whitehead said a white Dodge pickup driven by Jones was traveling south and struck the rear of a Kia SUV. The truck then left the road and struck a disabled tow truck on the side of the road.
A tow-truck driver was struck and killed while trying to help a disabled vehicle on I-20.
The accident happened at about 2 p.m. Tuesday on the westbound side of the interstate near the Glenwood Avenue exit.
A broken down Pontiac Grand Prix and a Ford F-450 tow truck were in the emergency lane when a Chevrolet Silverado drifted into the emergency lane and struck the driver, identified as Patrick Brownlee, 45, of Stone Mountain, who was standing outside of the vehicle preparing to load the Pontiac onto the tow truck.
BRUNSWICK | A member of a vacationing South Carolina family was killed and five others injured late Monday in a single vehicle crash on Interstate 95 just north of Glynn-Camden county line, the Georgia State Patrol said.
The family of six from Duncan, S.C., was traveling south on I-95 in a 2004 Ford Expedition when a tire blew out just before 6 p.m. causing the vehicle to overturn, Pfc. Kevin Ziegler of the Georgia State Patrol said.