80-year-old man killed following accident with tractor-trailer on Gordon Highway

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Friday, Jan. 3, 2020

According to officials, that accident happened on Gordon Highway near Old Louisville Road. (Source: WRDW)

AUGUSTA, GA (WRDW/WAGT) -- An 80-year-old man was killed in an accident involving a tractor-trailer on Gordon Highway, according to Columbia County.

Maj. Steve Morris says the accident happened around 12:30 p.m. near Old Louisville Road.

The driver of a Dodge Durango, identified as Isabelo Chavit Lavarias, crossed over into the oncoming lane of Gordon Highway and crashed head-on into a tractor-trailer.

The tractor-trailer driver, Morris says, was unable to swerve the truck to miss Lavarias.

Morris says the tractor-trailer overturned on its side before coming to a halt.

The driver of the tractor-trailer received minor injuries. No charges are expected to be filed against him.

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