Two people died following a fiery traffic accident in Bibb County. The accident happened during the early hours of Thursday, September 2nd. The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office did not reveal the cause of the accident.
Bibb County Coroner Leon James said investigators identified the victims of the accident in Bibb County as Kenneth Lawrence, 61, of Warner Robins, and Michael Vandergriff, 56, of Warner Robins. According to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened just after 12:30 a.m. on Broadway at Houston Road.
The sheriff’s office’s preliminary inquiry revealed that the car the victims traveled in was southbound on Broadway. The vehicle went through the grass median on Broadway, entering Houston Road. The car then collided with a Freightliner tractor-trailer stopped at the traffic light.
The impact sent the trailer into a Chevy Impala beside it. The vehicle carrying the victims caught fire, trapping both Lawrence and Vandergriff. The two men died at the accident scene. The 56-year-old driver of the tractor-trailer, a resident of Sumpter, South Carolina, received treatment for his injuries at the crash scene before getting released.
The sheriff’s office added that the 54-year-old male Macon resident driving the Chevy Impala suffered injuries that required treatment at a nearby hospital. However, the driver’s wounds are not life-threatening. There is no record of any other wound.
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