UPDATE: Officials ID victim killed in Dougherty Co. crash

UPDATE: Officials ID victim killed in Dougherty Co. crash

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - A man was killed in an early Tuesday morning crash in the 6200 block of Newton Road, according to Michael Fowler, Dougherty County coroner.

Tuesday afternoon, Fowler said the victim was 41-year-old Matthew Porter of Albany. The Dougherty County Police Department (DCP) said the accident report won’t be ready until Thursday.

Fowler said Porter, who was the only person in the vehicle, crossed the center line and sideswiped a truck hauling a small building. His truck ran through the building, according to Fowler.

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Porter died on impact, and there were no other injuries in the crash.

“In this situation, it was a little more devastating based on the position of the person and the body and the impact that happened,” said Fowler.

DCP is in charge of the investigation of the crash.

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