COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Columbus Police Department has released more information in the fatal two-vehicle wreck on I-185 on Tuesday, Oct. 25.
Police say the driver of the first vehicle was traveling north on I-185 in the right outside lane when the vehicle struck a metal ladder in the lane approximately half a mile north of Buena Vista Road.
The driver lost control and struck the left rear section of the second vehicle, which was in the outside emergency lane.
After impact both vehicles traveled north and then turned left towards the inside concrete retaining wall, where both vehicles came to a stop.
The driver of the first vehicle was transported to Midtown Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the second vehicle, 77-year-old Charlie Sampson of Buena Vista, GA, was also transported to the hospital and was later pronounced deceased. One of the passengers in the second vehicle also sustained non-life-threatening injuries.