Father witnesses son’s fatal crash on the way to a funeral
A Macon teenager died and his brother was seriously hurt in a crash in south Bibb County early Monday afternoon.
Joshua Jones, 19, was riding with his brother, 21-year-old Jequez Jones, to Warner Robins for their aunt's funeral when the crash occurred on Ga. 247 near Feagin Road, Bibb County Deputy Coroner Lonnie Miley said.
A car driven by a 20-year-old Macon man clipped the truck and Jequez Jones lost control, the Bibb County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.
The truck overturned, trapping Joshua Jones inside. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Jequez Jones was taken to the Medical Center, Navicent Health, where he was in serious condition after the 1:30 p.m. wreck.
"(Jequez) was following his father, who actually looked into the rear view mirror and kind of witnessed the accident," Miley said. "It's just a very, very unfortunate incident."
It took firefighters several hours to cut Joshua's body from the truck, and traffic was blocked southbound for more than two hours.
Laura Corley 744-4334; @Lauraecor