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[UPDATE] Fatal Accident Leaves One Dead in South Georgia

By: Donnitra Gilbert Email
By: Donnitra Gilbert Email

[UPDATE] 4-19 11:08am -

Deputies have released the identity of a South Georgia man who died after losing control of his car near a local creek.

The Colquitt County Sheriff's Office say 30-year-old Derrick Chester of Albany, Georgia over-corrected his Nissan Sentra and went off the right shoulder into the creek. It all happened early yesterday (4/18) morning on Highway 37 East.

Divers who recovered Chester's body say he was the only victim in the crash.

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It happened on Highway 37 East. Details are scarce, but deputies said the victim is in his thirties.

They said he veered off the road into a creek. Divers were called to the scene to make sure the victim was alone in the vehicle. The accident is still under investigation.


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