Fatal accident on Peach Orchard Road

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Saturday, May 31, 2014

RICHMOND COUNTY, GA (WRDW) - Deputies are investigating a fatal accident on Peach Orchard Road.

Richmond County Deputies says a Chevrolet pickup truck was going south in the left lane when the driver, 19-year-old Matthew Chance of Jenkins County, attempted to change lanes. He lost control of the truck and it rolled over.

The passenger, 21-year-old Akash Patel from Waynesboro, was thrown from the truck and pronounced dead at the scene. Patel was not were a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Chance was taken into custody and is charged with traveling too fast for conditions and vehicular homicide in the 2nd degree.

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