Man killed, three people severely injured when trucks collide in Athens

Updated: Aug 16


By Joe Johnson

A man reportedly was killed and three other people were severely injured early Sunday when two pickup trucks collided at a northside intersection.

According to Athens-Clarke County Coroner Sonny Wilson, the collision occurred at bout 4:20 a.m. at Vincent and Acadia drives.

Each pickup was occupied by two people, he said.

The coroner identified the deceased occupant as 27-year-old Juan Trigueros-Garcias, who resided at the Pinewood Estates North mobile home park off U.S. Highway 29 North in Athens.

Wilson did not have information about the injured survivors of the crash.

Trigueros-Garcias became the 14th traffic fatality this year in Athens-Clarke County.

An investigation is ongoing. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has information regarding the crash should contact Lieutenant McIlvaine at jonathan.mcilvaine@accgov.com or (762) 400-7089.