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.