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Madison Co. man is 19th traffic fatality in Athens this year

By Joe Johnson

A Madison County man who was critically injured in a two-car collision this week in northeast Athens-Clarke County has died, making him the county's 19th traffic fatality in 2023.

According to the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, at about 2:40 p.m. Monday 28-year-old Christopher Fleming of Hull was driving a 2008 Ford Crown Victoria on Danielsville Road near Harve Mathis Road when the car veered into oncoming traffic and struck another car being driven by 48-year-old Stacy Manning of Rogersville, TN.

Both drivers were transported to the hospital, where Manning was treated for minor injuries, and Fleming on Wednesday succumbed to critical injuries.

This is an ongoing investigation, and police asked for anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Sgt. Schulte at or 762-400-7093.

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