Passenger dies in accident, father charged

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August 14, 2013

RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga (WRDW) -- A man is dead and his father is behind bars charged in his death.

Around 2:00 P.M. Wednesday deputies responded to a single vehicle accident on Hephzibah-McBean Road .

When authorities arrived at the scene they say 22-year-old John Barron Jr. had fallen outside of the vehicle which was operated by his father 54-year-old John Barron Sr.

Both were transported to the hospital where Barron Jr. was pronounced dead.

Authorities are now charging his father with a number of charges including; Driving an unsafe vehicle, open container, D.U.I. and Vehicle Homicide in the 1st Degree.

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