Thomson teenager killed in accident on I-20

By: Lynnsey Gardner Email
By: Lynnsey Gardner Email

News 12

WARRENTON, Ga -- The Warren County Coroner says 19-year-old Curtis Evans Junior, from Thomson, was killed in a two car accident on I-20 Eastbound early this morning.

Coroner Paul Lowe says the accident happened just after 3 am near mile marker 157. He says Evans was a passenger in a pickup truck that was rear ended by another car. The collision caused the truck to lose control and flip. Evans and the driver were ejected out of the truck and Lowe says Evans died at the scene.

Lowe says the driver was transported to a local hospital. We do not know their condition or identity at this time.

We're also working to confirm if the driver that hit the truck is facing any charges.

Georgia State Patrol is investigating this accident.

Lowe originally identified the decedent as Curtis Bell Junior to News 12, he has since corrected himself to idenify the victim as Curtis Evans Junior.

The accident marks the fourth traffic death within a two mile stretch of I-20 Eastbound in one week. Last Saturday, authorities say Alan Dick was traveling on I-20 Westbound towards Atlanta with his wife Leah Tatum-Dick when Mr. Dick is believed to have suffered a medical complication and veered his Toyota Camry across the grass median and hit a pickup truck head on on I-20 EB. The Dicks died at the scene. The driver of the truck, Robert Rowell, of Martinez, died later at the hospital.

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  • by Anonymous on May 29, 2011 at 02:07 AM
    i'm the mother of Curtis Jr.Evans and i miss my son too,But god wanted him with him.I will always miss Curtis.But life goes on;all we can do is live day by day. It's hard to look ahead but we must go on. Thank to all who was there for the family.
  • by angela Location: augusta on Aug 19, 2009 at 10:43 AM
    i love you monstar an i will truly miss you cousin. we will also keep you in our prayers. and will love you to the end. love your cousin piggy!! love & miss you cousin!
  • by tra ivey & don dunn Location: thomson ga on Aug 18, 2009 at 04:21 AM
    we miss you monsta for real you still in my heart and always be ..we hear your voice sometime cuz we miss you bein with and da family...we love and miss you curt
  • by Anonymous Location: Warrenton, GA on Aug 16, 2009 at 08:41 PM
    You will be truly missed! God bless your family and friends at this trying time. Let this be a lesson to everyone death has no age.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 16, 2009 at 01:08 PM
    Will people ever learn to wear seatbelts around here?
  • by Tammy Location: Washington DC on Aug 15, 2009 at 11:25 PM
    God bless your family you was just a child beginning to branch out on your own...God Rest Your Soul
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