By | January 15, 2024

Tragedy strikes in East Macon: Fatal car crash claims the life of a local resident

On a fateful Friday evening, East Macon witnessed a devastating car accident that resulted in the loss of a beloved member of the community. The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office reported the incident, revealing the victim’s identity as 45-year-old Chanch Alaric Northcutt, a resident of Macon.

A sudden loss on Kitchens Street

The incident occurred shortly before 6 p.m. when Northcutt, driving an older Ford F-150 pickup truck, tragically lost control of his vehicle. The truck swerved off the road, crashing into a tree with tremendous force, according to the press release.

The impact was so severe that Northcutt was ejected from the truck. He was traveling northbound on Kitchens Street, heading towards Shurling Drive at the time of the accident.

Identification delayed due to notification process

Upon arriving at the scene, Deputy Coroner Ronnie Miley pronounced Northcutt dead. However, due to the necessary process of notifying the next of kin, the victim’s identity remained undisclosed for several hours. It wasn’t until just before 10 p.m. that the sheriff’s office officially identified the deceased.

Investigation underway: Unraveling the circumstances

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is currently conducting a thorough investigation into this tragic incident. It is important to note that the circumstances surrounding the crash are still under scrutiny, and information may evolve as the inquiry progresses.

Your cooperation matters: Help shed light on the details

If you possess any relevant information or details related to the incident, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500. Your cooperation could be instrumental in bringing clarity to this unfortunate car crash in East Macon.

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