Valdosta man killed when car runs stop sign

Published: Aug. 9, 2018 at 5:14 AM EDT
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By: Aubrey Brown | WCTV Eyewitness News

August 9, 2018

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) -- A Valdosta man was killed Wednesday afternoon when his car was hit by another vehicle that had run a stop sign.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, the crash happened just after 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of Loch Laurel Road and Carroll Ulmer Road in Lowndes County.

The crash report states that an 18-year-old driver in a Chrysler 200 was traveling east on Carroll Ulmer Road when she failed to brake at a stop sign. The Chrysler traveled into the intersection and struck the driver's side of a Nissan Altima that was heading north on Loch Laurel Road.

The driver of the Altima, 40-year-old Rahsaan Simon, of Valdosta, was pronounced dead at the scene. GSP says he was not wearing a seat belt, and the airbags in his car did not deploy..

The driver of the Chrysler was transported to Archibold Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

GSP says an investigation into the collision is still open.