Update: More details released in double fatal Albany accident

Updated: Aug. 24, 2020 at 6:19 PM EDT
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ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - The Albany Police Department (APD) responded to a three-car wreck that occurred at Madison Street and Gaines Avenue at 8:40 Sunday night.

Two people were killed and a total of five people were injured.

Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler confirmed two deaths in the crash. They are 40-year-old Cedrick Marshall and 51-year-old Jerry Lewis Smith.

Police said Marshall was driving south and side-swiped another car trying to pass it.

Marshall then hit another person head-on as they were heading north, according to reports.

Smith and another passenger were in Marshall’s car and Smith suffered fatal injuries in the accident.

The accident happened at a four way stop on Gaines and Madison Ave.
The accident happened at a four way stop on Gaines and Madison Ave.(WALB)

Several others were taken to the hospital in serious condition.

WALB spoke to a witness of the crash, who didn’t want to show her face, but was on the scene when the crash happened.

“It was a disaster, I couldn’t believe it. We have a lot of vehicles, right here, on this corner. They do not obey the stop sign,” the witness said.

Marshall was taken to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital by EMS and died at the hospital from his injuries.

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