Fatal accident claims two lives in Columbia County


COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) – Two people are dead after an accident on Scotts Ferry Road, Monday night.

Deputies responded to the accident just before 9 p.m., less than a mile from Yelton Road.

There they found a white Ford F150 overturned off the roadway. Both occupants, 23-year-old Laura Wray Washington and 27-year-old Cody Allen Byrd, had been ejected from the truck.

Both victims were killed in the crash.

Authorities say alcohol was a factor in the accident.

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