Fatal Harris County Crash In Construction Zone
Natosha Gray Died After Head On Collision In Harris County
A Harris County crash claimed the life of a Columbus woman during the rush hour commute Monday.
A stretch of River Road is currently under construction and will be for many months to come. It’s also a recipe for disaster for those who don’t take heed.
According to preliminary information, 31 year old Natosha Gray was passing other drivers and crossing double yellow lines on Georgia Highway 219 when she hit another person head on .
The mother of two was traveling back to Columbus at the time of the crash and was pronounced dead on the scene from blunt force trauma.
The incident happened in the middle of a Georgia Department of Transportation construction zone to add passing lanes and it’s a hot topic for commuters who have taken the time to vent about dangerous work and driving conditions with DOT workers in and out of the roadway with little warning to those passing.
The project has the attention of Harris County Sheriff’s Deputies too who spent the day on stand by with a reminder that the speed is reduced in the construction area and there will be consequences for violators.
Traffic investigators are still working to determine all contributing factors to Monday’s fatal collision and a toxicology report is pending to determine if alcohol played a role in the crash.
The driver of the other vehicle was treated for non life threatening injuries at Piedmont Hospital in Columbus.
The road construction is expected to be complete by July 2020.