A woman lost her life in a single-vehicle crash in Macon. The fatal crash occurred early on the morning of Friday, March 26. It was reported to the authorities at around 3:45 a.m.
According to the details shared by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, the single vehicle involved in the incident was traveling along the Spring Street ramp from the eastbound lanes of the I-16. This vehicle was identified as a Nissan Rouge. As the vehicle got off the I-16 and onto the ramp, its driver apparently lost control.
The Nissan Rouge collided with a concrete barrier at a fairly high rate of speed. Deputies with the Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the car had three occupants in it at the time. These included the driver, a passenger in the front seat, and a second passenger in the rear.
The driver was identified as Octavio Gomez-Moralez, 67. The high-speed collision inflicted critical injuries on the front-seat passenger traveling besides Gomez-Moralez. This passenger was identified only as a woman aged 64.
Once the first responders and paramedics reached the scene of the crash, the critically injured woman was rushed to the Atrium Health Navicent. However, attempts to revive the woman failed and she succumbed to her injuries. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Gomez-Moralez and the rear passenger traveling in Nissan Rouge also suffered injuries. However, their injuries are reported as non-life threatening.
The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the single-vehicle crash in Macon. The focus of the investigations at this point is to determine exactly what caused the crash. Authorities have not ruled out the usual contributing factors, alcohol and speed. It is likely that speed was the main factor in this particular incident. It remains to be seen if any formal charges are filed in case speeding turns out to be a contributing factor.
If you or your loved one are hurt in a traffic incident, make sure you call a Georgia car accident attorney right away.