Friday fatality on Peach Orchard Road



A Friday afternoon traffic accident on Peach Orchard Road near Rheney Road has killed one person, Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten said.

The victim’s name is being withheld pending notifying the next of kin.

Richmond County sheriff’s deputies investigating the accident said they were called to the scene about 2 p.m., according to a statement from police.

They found a semi-truck stopped facing north in the center turn lane. A small car had pulled out from Rheney Road and, when it attempted to merge into the northbound lane, struck the rear of the larger vehicle.




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