29-year-old causes multiple crashes; 2 cars overturn on I-20

 

A 29-year-old is facing charges after causing multiple car accidents Friday afternoon in Richmond County.

Approximately 4:45 p.m., deputies responded to a hit-and-run accident on the 2800 block of Washington Road involving suspect Daniel Michael Gentry, according to a statement from Sgt. Monica Belser.

Gentry’s vehicle was identified as a 2003 white Ford Ranger. While traffic investigators were handling this accident, they were dispatched to a more severe accident on Interstate 20 westbound next to the Warren Road bridge overpass.

Investigators discovered two overturned vehicles, one of which was Gentry’s truck.

The second vehicle was a 2000 Lincoln Town Car.

Deputies confirmed that Gentry struck a vehicle on the 2800 block of Washington Road, left the scene at a high rate of speed, then got on I-20 westbound. Once on I-20, Gentry caused an additional accident which overturned both vehicles involved.

The exact number of victims has not been released, but Belser confirmed that everyone involved in the I-20 accident has been hospitalized.

“The victims names will not be released at this time,” Belser said.

Belser said Gentry “will possibly be charged with” reckless driving, DUI and driving with a suspended license.

Gentry, whose condition has not been released, is currently receiving medical treatment at Georgia Regents Medical Center. 

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