Last Thursday, a 22-year old man was traveling Northbound on GA-49 with his female passenger, Shantion Seats. At the same time, a box truck was traveling Southbound on the same road.
Clarence Coleman, the first driver, lost control of his vehicle and crossed the center line. He proceeded to drive into oncoming traffic, ending up in the path of the box truck in the Southbound lanes.
The box truck hit the left side of Coleman’s car, splitting the car in half. Coleman was ejected from the car. He was transported by ambulance to Perry Hospital for treatment. Sadly, he did not survive and died later that day.
The crash happened at about 1 pm on February 20. His passenger, Shantion Seats, whose age has not been released was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the box truck, who has not been identified, was injured but there were no details given on his condition.
The police are investigating the crash to determine exactly what happened. Neither of the people in Coleman’s car survived so they’re not able to give their side of the story. The man driving the box truck simply reported that Coleman’s vehicle drove directly into his lane and, in trying to avoid hitting him, ended up smashing into the side of the car.
There is no information on whether the victims were wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash. The investigation is still ongoing and hopefully more information will be released. The family of the passenger, Shantion Seats, may very well have a potential wrongful death claim against the estate of Coleman.
The relationship between Coleman and Seats was not confirmed.
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