UPDATE: One person killed in River Rd. accident involving city trash vehicle

UPDATE: One person killed in River Rd. accident involving city trash vehicle

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -Columbus police and EMS responded to a fatal vehicle accident Thursday morning.

The accident, at the intersection of River Road and Willett Drive, involved a city trash truck, according to Columbus Public Works.

63-year-old James Gibson of Fortson was driving a private vehicle that hit the city trash vehicle.

“One vehicle [was] pulling out of Private Drive onto River Road, another vehicle traveling southbound on River Road when impact occured,” said Lt. Lance Deaton.

It’s still unclear which vehicle was on River Road and which one was pulling out of Private Drive. The lieutenant said the driver of the city vehicle wasn’t injured in the accident.

When asked if speed was a factor, Deaton said, “we don’t know yet. That’s part of what we have to do and why we’re not making those determinations yet. We got some marks we need to look at and some other evidence we need to look at to calculate before we make that call.”

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