UPDATE: Man dies in single-vehicle crash on I-75 near downtown Macon

It happened just before 8 p.m. Saturday.

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A man is dead after a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 75 northbound Saturday night.

That’s according to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, which says it happened at 7:56 p.m. near Hardeman Avenue.

Deputies say a 31-year-old man was driving north in a Ford Crowd Victoria when it went off the road and struck a guard rail before coming to stop under a bridge.

“The driver was partially ejected from the vehicle and was transported to Atrium Health Navicent,” the release said.

Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones has identified the victim as Troy Cole of Macon. Jones says Cole later died in the hospital due to blunt force trauma.

No one else was injured.

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