Troopers: Valdosta Crash Kills One Man, Injuries Another

Fatal Crash
Posted at 4:18 PM, Feb 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-16 16:18:00-05

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) - The Georgia State Patrol said alcohol may have contributed to a crash that killed a man in Valdosta.

Troopers said that around 7:25 p.m. on Tuesday, 25-year-old Luis Alejandro Segundo of Statenville was driving west around the curve of Howell Road when his car traveled off the north side of the road.

They said that Segundo overcorrected, causing the car to rotate counterclockwise and travel off the south side of the road. The car continued off road, going through a ditch, where its front smashed into a tree.

After hitting the tree, Segundo and his 25-year-old passenger Justin Ty Holifield of Valdosta, were ejected from the car. According to troopers, neither had a seat belt on. 

GSP said that the car kept going through a creek before stopping off the south shoulder of Howell Road facing west.

They said that Segundo was transported to South Georgia Medical Center by ambulance while Holifield was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital via Air Med. 

Unfortunately, troopers say Segundo died from his injuries Wednesday evening. 

Troopers suspect alcohol to be a contributing factor in this collision but say no charges will be filed. 

Next of kin has been notified.