Monday, January 3, 2011
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ALBANY -- The driver of a black Nissan Maxima died along with his passenger after losing control of his vehicle on a wet road Sunday.
At approximately 5 a.m. Sunday, officers with the Albany Police Department responded to the 1800 block of Dawson Road after receiving a report that a car had struck a tree.
Investigations into the incident showed that the driver, identified as Charles Alexander Smith, 22, of Smithville, lost control of the vehicle and then hit the curb. The car slid several feet on its side before striking a light pole and then a tree. The impact caused the vehicle to wrap around the tree.
The passenger of the vehicle has been identified as Delvin Adams, 22, also of Smithville. Both parties, who were trapped inside the Maxima, were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
No other vehicles were involved in the accident, according to Phyllis Banks, spokeswoman for the APD.
A New Year's holiday traffic count released by the Georgia State Patrol indicated that from 6 p.m. Thursday through midnight Sunday, 12 people died on Georgia roads. During that timeframe, there were at least 379 crashes and 208 injuries.
GSP Troop G, which covers 23 counties in Southwest Georgia, reported a total of four fatalities.