COLUMBUS, Ga — A man is dead and a woman has lost her unborn child after a head-on collision in the 2500 block of Veteran’s Parkway.
Coroner Buddy Bryan tells News 3 the accident happened just after 1:40 a.m. Friday morning. He says 56-year-old Bruce Schmidt of Box Springs, Ga was driving in the wrong lane when he hit an oncoming car going north on Veteran’s Parkway.
Bryan says Schmidt had a history of heart problems and had recently had heart bypass and brain surgery. His body will be sent for an autopsy to determine if a medical issue caused his death and the accident.
Bryan also says a woman in the second car was pregnant at the time of the crash. He says the impact caused complications with her pregnancy and her unborn child did not survive.
This is a developing story. Stay with WRBL News 3 for more updates.