Identity released of man killed on I-475 in Macon’s second fatal accident of the day


A 19-year-old man died after losing control of his car Wednesday night on Interstate 475 near Eisenhower Parkway.

Just before 7 p.m., Caleb Sieg, of a Macon address, was on the southbound entrance ramp of I-475 at Eisenhower, also known as U.S. 80.

As he merged into traffic, Sieg veered across all southbound lanes, striking the median wall and spinning toward oncoming cars, according to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

Kristen Burress, 38, of Perry, was driving southbound in a black 2014 BMW X5 SUV and did not see Sieg’s gold 2003 Honda Accord, which was facing traffic.

The SUV crashed head-on into the Accord and Sieg was pronounced dead at the scene by Bibb County Deputy Coroner Lonnie Miley.

Burress and her daughter were taken to Medical Center, Navicent Health, to be treated for their injuries.

Their conditions were not immediately available.

Traffic backed up for hours as fatality investigators gathered evidence on the highway.

Four hours before the crash, a Warner Robins woman died in a collision at Broadway and Eisenhower Parkway.

Anyone with information about the accident is urged to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500.

Liz Fabian: 478-744-4303, @liz_lines