Victim identified in fatal Gravel Hill, Nelms Road crash

Victim identified in fatal Gravel Hill, Nelms Road crash

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A vehicle crash that occurred on Gravel Hill and Nelms Road resulted in one death and multiple injuries, according to officials.

The crash involved two vehicles at the intersection of the two roads.

Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler confirmed that the victim was Wesley Nathaniel Hubbard, 14. The victim was ejected from the truck and pronounced dead at the scene. Fowler said next of kin was notified.

The victim was in a white Chevy Silverado pickup truck and believed to not be wearing a seatbelt, according to officials.

The pickup truck was traveling on Nelms Road, and a Toyota Camry was travelling on Gravel Hill.

Witness and passenger statements about the crash are not matching up with what vehicle was on which road, Capt. Jason Hager with the Dougherty County Police (DCP) Department, told WALB Wednesday morning.

Hager said the conflicting statements are a focus in the investigation.

Three other passengers were in the truck and were taken to the hospital.

Two passengers in the Camry were also taken to the hospital, according to officials.

Charges are pending and the crash is still under investigation.

DCP, emergency medical services, Albany Fire Department and the Dougherty County coroner assisted at the scene.

The call came in at 10:45 a.m.

Dougherty County residents are speaking out after the teenager was killed this morning.

Neighbors are calling for something to be done as they’ve seen many dangerous wrecks in the same area in the past.

“I think the only way they’re going to stop anything is to physically put a stop light, a red light here,” said Wayne Selph, a resident.

Selph said he’s been in the area all his life and he’s tired of lives being lost in tragedies like this.

Residents said because of the wrecks in the last two days, they’re hoping that the county will do something about it and move quickly in getting a traffic light at the intersection.

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