RICHMOND COUNTY (WJBF) – Richmond County Coroner, Mark Bowen, has been called out to two deadly accidents – both happened early Thursday morning at 4:00 a.m.
The first was along I-20 eastbound with the car flipping and landing along 520-eastbound. One person was killed in that crash.
The coroner said in this crash a pickup truck was traveling east on I-20 when it left the roadway and crashed in
The coroner said in this crash a pickup truck was traveling east on I-20 when it left the roadway and crashed into the I-20/I-520 overpass bridge. The driver of the truck, who has not yet been identified, died at the scene and was pronounced dead around 5:15 a.m. The truck burst into flames and the driver had to be extricated from the vehicle.
An autopsy is scheduled on the victim in this crash. Because the victim was badly burned, the identity hasn’t will be released once positive identification can be made.
The second happened on the 4400 block of Mike Padgett Highway. One person was also killed in that accident.
Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen has identified the victim as 77-year-old Coy Plummer.
The coroner states that Plummer was entering the 4400 block of Mike Padgett Highway when his vehicle was hit on the driver’s side by a northbound vehicle.
He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident and had to be extricated from the vehicle.
Count on NewsChannel 6 for more details as they become available.