Man dies in Hwy. 16 accident

by Wes Mayer

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Alfie Devon Thompson, 45, of Columbus, a passenger in a van that struck a tree and overturned on State Highway 16 west of Newnan Sunday, died as a result of his injuries. 


Three people were injured and a man from Columbus lost his life in a single-vehicle accident on State Highway 16 on Sunday.

Around 2 p.m., a vehicle with four occupants was traveling northbound on Highway 16 when it ran off the right side of the road near Dyer Road and Georgia Power’s Plant Yates and struck a tree. According to authorities with the Georgia State Patrol, after striking the tree, the vehicle flipped over onto its left side.

The Coweta County Fire Department responded with 12 personnel in Engines 2 and 8, Cars 1, 3 and 706 and Rescue 1, and units found the vehicle down an embankment lying on its roof and entangled in trees, said Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Denney. Arriving units found two occupants had been able to exit the vehicle, but the two others were entrapped.

According to Denney, initial crews had to use chainsaws to uncover the vehicle from the trees, and crews used wrenches and chains to raise the vehicle off its roof. Crews then used the fire department’s cordless E-Tools to cut the roof off the vehicle and off the trapped patients.

One of the patients, however, passenger Alfie Devon Thompson, 45, was pronounced dead at the scene, Denney said. Two of the patients were transported by helicopter, and one by ground ambulance, to a Columbus Hospital and trauma center.



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