Driver dead after traffic accident in North Macon

A driver is in critical condition after a traffic accident in North Macon./Kendrick Henderson (WGXA)

MACON, Ga -- A Macon man is dead after a traffic accident in North Macon.

Lieutenant Randy Gonzalez at the Bibb County Sheriff's Office said it happened just before 11:00 p.m. on Riverside Drive near I-75.

Alfred Hazel, 23, was getting onto the interstate when he drove into a ditch.

When deputies arrived on the scene they found Hazel lying on the ground next to his car.

He was taken to the Medical Center Navicent Health where he later died.

Lieutenant Gonzalez expects the road to re-open before the morning commute.

The accident is still being investigated.

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