UPDATE | 10-year-old boy who died in car crash identified

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Fatal Traffic Accident on Mercer University Drive Near Bloomfield Road
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UPDATE: Deputies identified the 10-year-old boy who died in the car wreck as Emanuel Tidwell.

Authorities also identified the father and driver as 31-year-old Jesse Tidwell.


MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — Bibb County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a single-vehicle accident that killed a 10-year-old boy.

Authorities say the incident happened around 9 a.m. on Sunday.

Deputies say the driver, Jesse Tidwell, was traveling on Hawkinsville Road nearing the Warner Robins city limit.  That’s when he lost control of his Dodge Charger and hit a guardrail.

Deputies say the car went down an embankment and struck a tree. Both Jesse and his 10-year-old son, Emanuel Tidwell, were thrown from the car.

Authorities say Jesse was taken to the Medical Center Navicent Health for his injuries. Emanuel was pronounced dead on the scene.

This accident is under investigation.

Anyone with information

If you have any information about this accident, call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500.