On Wednesday morning, Columbia County rescue crews responded to an accident in the same area as the crash that killed two deputies from Fulton County the previous day.
The most recent crash occurred around 8 a.m. on September 30 near Exit 190 of Interstate 20. Officials said a vehicle rear-ended an eastbound car and sent it over the guardrail. One vehicle ended up in the center of a grassy median.
Individuals on the scene said two females were injured in the crash with one sustaining minor injuries, while the other suffered a back and shoulder injury.
The authorities did not release the names of any of the victims involved in the accident.
Construction work was ongoing at the site and orange signs were visible. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office said the roadworks contributed to Tuesday’s deadly crash and may have contributed to Wednesday’s wreck.
Tuesday’s accident occurred at 11:10 a.m. and claimed the lives of Deputies Anthony White and Kenny Ingram.
Their Dodge Charger patrol car hit the back of a tractor-trailer that had stopped because of traffic on the eastbound side.
The two officers were on the way to collect an inmate and take them to the Fulton County Jail when the crash happened.
Fulton County Sheriff Ted Jackson recalled their sense of duty to the agency and the county, calling their loss devastating. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp sent condolences to the families of White and Ingram via Twitter.
Another accident occurred on the eastbound side of I-20 later on Tuesday. It happened about ten miles to the west of the fatal crash and involved nine vehicles.
If you suffered injuries in a construction zone or you lost a loved one, you may be entitled to compensation. A Georgia car accident lawyer can help you to build a case.