Richmond County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a deadly accident that happened on Peach Orchard Road around 1:07 p.m. Saturday.
Investigators say that 19-year old Matthew Chance of Jenkins County was driving a Chevrolet Pickup truck southbound in the left lane of traffic. When he attempted to change lanes, he lost control of the truck and overturned.
A passenger in the truck, 21-year-old Akash N. Patel, was ejected from the truck and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Chance is charged with vehicular homicide in the second degree and traveling too fast for conditions. He was taken into custody and will be transported to the Richmond County Jail.
We will have more details as they become available.
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