Phenix City man killed in major vehicle accident on Hwy 185 near Smith Road

Updated: Jun. 1, 2019 at 3:15 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Georgia State Patrol confirms that one person has been killed and another has been injured in a major vehicle accident northeast of Columbus this afternoon.

Authorities say the three-vehicle accident occurred around 2:30 p.m. on the northbound lane of Highway 185 near Smith Road.

Muscogee County Corner Buddy Bryan reports that the man killed was a 54-year-old Phenix City resident. His identity is being withheld as authorities work to contact next of kin.

Local Fire and EMS units are were also on the scene of the wreck. Another individual was reportedly taken to an area hospital with serious injuries.

Traffic was backed up nearby and a portion of the northbound lane was closed for some time as officials worked to clear the accident.

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