Three Georgia Men Killed Working in Construction Zone
Three Georgia highway workers were killed in a construction zone crash in Iredell County, North Carolina. The crash happened after the driver of a 2019 Freightliner box truck struck an unoccupied work vehicle. Authorities say the impact propelled the unoccupied vehicle into a group of men working at the construction site. The fatal accident occurred on Interstate-40, just before 3:30 am on Thursday, February 27, 2020.
The victims were identified as 22-year-old Noah Logan Hamilton of Bonaire, Georgia, 21-year-old Austin Melton and 20-year-old Dustin Gelinas both of Jesup, Georgia. The three men were repairing a guardrail in a construction zone at the time of the crash, according to CBS17.com,
Authorities say the driver of a 2019 freightliner box truck, Logan Lee Casey, failed to reduce speed before plowing into the construction site. The exact cause of the crash is still under investigation. Master Trooper Jeffrey Swagger of the North Carolina Highway Patrol said, “it appears there were warning lights and signage in place.”
Casey received minor injuries and has been charged with three counts of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash, according to authorities.
All three victims killed in the crash were working as part of a contracted crew for DBI Services, a Pennsylvania-based infrastructure operations and maintenance company. The company has not yet released a public statement regarding the tragic and untimely deaths of Noah Logan Hamilton, Austin Melton and Dustin Gelinas.
Attorney Walter Gabriel and his staff extend condolences to the families and friends impacted by the untimely loss of Noah Logan Hamilton, Austin Melton and Dustin Gelinas, as well as the entire communities of Jesup and Bonaire, Georgia.
Unfortunately, motor vehicle collisions such as these also occur frequently and impact the lives of Georgia residents. Recently, the Law Firm of Walter Gabriel filed a wrongful death lawsuit which resulted in the family receiving more than $1,000,000 after a man tragically killed while performing construction work on a Georgia highway in Paulding County.
Families who pursue their claims against at-fault parties are entitled to recover losses under the applicable wrongful death / survival statutes associated with their loved ones that include reimbursement for burial expenses, medical bills, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium.
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