Abbeville, GA Accidents


Wisconsin firefighters rescue worker who fell into concrete mixer

VIENNA, Wis. — Wisconsin firefighters rescued a maintenance worker who was stuck in the drum of a concrete mixing truck, authorities said. The man fell into the empty drum while doing work in Vienna, located about 85 miles west of Milwaukee, WMTV reported. There was no concrete in the drum but it was spinning when the man tumbled into the mixer on Monday at about 9:30 p.m. CDT, the television station reported.

Train derailment reported in Dooly County

VIENNA, GA (WGXA) - A train derailed in Dooly County. According to police in Vienna, early Friday morning around one, a wheel on a rail car broke. The mishap caused a "slight derailment". Police tell WGXA no hazardous material was on board. Also, no roads will be closed. CSX is...

Perry cyclist killed in hit and run, driver arrested

PERRY, Ga. (WGXA) -- One man is dead and another is in jail after a hit and run on Larry Walker Parkway. According to Perry Police, 76-year-old John Henry Houser was riding his bicycle northbound when a Ford Expedition hit him from behind. According to a witness, the driver who...

‘There’s been 3 deaths on this road as far as car accidents’: Fitzgerald residents express speeding concerns

FITZGERALD, Ga. (WALB) - The Fitzgerald Police Department is investigating a fatal accident involving a motorcyclist. It happened around 8 Monday night. Police Chief William Smallwood says the motorcyclist tried to pass another car and collided. The car was heading north on the 800 block of Monitor. As the car attempted to turn left, the skid marks from the motorcycle were over in the next lane.

Worker dies in demolition project

CORDELE, GA – Federal authorities are investigating a work related accident which claimed the life of a sub-contracted employee, who was preparing the site for demolition work. D.J. Van Deusen is the President and General Manager of Harris Equipment in Cordele. Van Deusen says the tragic and unfortunate incident...

Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run on Eisenhower Parkway

MACON, Ga. — The Bibb County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run accident on Eisenhower Parkway. According to a release from the sheriff's office, this was called into the Macon-Bibb 911 Center just before midnight Friday night. Based on witness statements, a man was walking across the...

Douglas woman loses life walking on 1-10 in Jacksonville

A young woman from Douglas, A'Ryshanae McTear, lost her life in the early morning hours of June 25 when she was hit by two vehicles while walking down 1-10 in Jacksonville. McTear was in Florida celebrating her 26th birthday just hours before she was killed. Troopers with the Florida High...
Cordele Dispatch

Sub-contract worker dies at Harris Equipment

A subcontractor working at the Harris Equipment facility in Cordele on June 29, was killed while performing demolition services in support of an in-process building renovation project, DJ Van Deusen, President and General Manager of Harris Equipment said in a press release. “In conjunction with the project General Contractor and...
Cordele Dispatch

Three transported to hospital after wreck

Three were transported to Crisp Regional Hospital after a collision in the 1400 block of East 16th Avenue. At this time we are unaware of the condition of the three that were transported.

Fatal drowning in Abbeville leaves man dead in Ocmulgee River

ABBEVILLE, Ga. (WGXA)-- A man has been found dead in Wilcox County after he dove from a tree into the Ocmulgee River and never came back up. Wilcox County EMA Director, Larry Brown says the 26-year-old was swimming with a group near Statham Shoals Boat Landing by Abbeville on Sunday afternoon.

Man drowns in Abbeville

ABBEVILLE, GA – A Wilcox County man drowned in the Ocmulgee River last night just south of Abbeville. Wilcox County Coroner Janice Brown won’t yet identify the 26 year old, described as a farm worker from South Africa, until his next of kin are notified. Brown says the...