Fatality victim's name released

By Roslyn Giles  - email | bio

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - News Leader 9 has learned the name of the Fort Benning soldier killed in Tuesday's traffic accident on I-185 Northbound near the St. Mary's Road exit.  Bill Thrower, Columbus coroner, says Justin Charles Jay, 25, of Michigan died from severe multiple blunt force injuries.

Jay was pronounced dead on the scene shortly after 8:00 a.m. Police say Jay was seen switching from lane to lane.  As Jay entered the construction zone on the interstate, police believe he overcompensated in speed, lost control of the wheel before hitting a retainer wall. The impact caused Jay to land underneath an 18 wheeler.

The accident caused a major traffic jam on I-185 for hours. 

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