Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a traffic accident with injuries just before 8:15 p.m. Tuesday night on I-16 westbound just before the I-75 interchange. It was reported that a 2011 International Tractor Trailer, driven by Carlton Kiser of Union City Georgia, was stopped in the left westbound lane with the emergency flashers activated after being involved in an accident with a 2012 Acura DMX, driven by 73 year old Anh Kim Merritt of Macon. That accident occurred as Merritt was entering I-16 westbound from the Spring Street entrance ramp. Her vehicle and the International Tractor Trailer sideswiped one another. Merritt had pulled off the right side of I-16 westbound into the emergency lane after that accident.
After the accident involving Kiser and Merritt, the driver of a 2015 Volvo Tractor Trailer was traveling westbound on I-16 and ran into the rear of Kiser’s Tractor Trailer that was stopped in the left westbound lane. The driver of the 2015 Volvo Tractor Trailer was fatally injured in the accident. Kiser was not injured. Merritt was taken to a local hospital to be checked for a complaint of an injury.
The name of the fatally injured driver will be released after the next of kin has been notified. The accident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this accident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500.