“Still looking for family” 1 victim unidentified in fiery car crash

Bibb County Coroner personnel need help identifying a victim of a fiery, early morning car crash.

UPDATED AT 11:45 A.M.: Authorities identified the driver of the vehicle as 61-year-old Kenneth Lawrence and his passenger as 55-year-old Michael Vandergriff. The next of kin has been notified.


MACON, Georgia  (41NBC/WMGT) – 2 people are dead after an early morning car crash that ended in flames.

Bibb County Coroner’s Office personnel identified the next of kin for the driver of the vehicle. However, they were unable to identify the passenger.

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Photo courtesy of Coroner Leon Jones.

According to Coroner Leon Jones, a Ford Taurus hit a telephone pole while traveling on Broadway.  After that, the vehicle crossed a grass median, hitting a Freightliner tractor-trailer. The truck was stopped at a red light near Houston Road and Pio Nono Avenue. The impact of the crash pushed the trailer into a Chevrolet Impala that was also stopped at the light.

Jones says the Ford Taurus was on fire when EMS arrived at the scene. Deputy Coroner Lonnie Miley pronounced the driver of the Ford Taurus dead at the scene of the crash.

First responders transported the drivers of the tractor-trailer and Chevrolet Impala to Atrium Health Navicent, and are in stable condition. The crash is still under investigation.


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