A 20-year-old campaign aide to Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R) died Friday in a car crash in Georgia ahead of Loeffler's campaign rally with Vice President Pence.
The campaign staffer, identified as Harrison Deal, was also a family friend of Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) and a former intern for Sen. David Perdue (R), according to Fox News.
Kelly Loeffler is one of two Republican Senators in Georgia in a critical run-off election, so conspiracy theories arrived immediate saying this was an assassination. Example:
Like with Seth Rich, these theories can last many years, and the more that is done early on to gather the actual facts, the easier debunking will be in the future.
Deal died in a three-vehicle crash on I-16 East near Pooler Parkway around 10 a.m. Friday, according to Pooler police spokeswoman Lindsey Heintzman. Pooler is about 14 miles west of Savannah.
Local people provide some persective:
The accident happened here:
On Dec 4, 2020, at about 10AM. It was first reported the The automated GDOT Twitter feed at 10:23AM, as having happened at 10:12AM EST
WJCJ reports 10:03 AM
The first accident was called in at 10:03 a.m. at I-16 EB between Pooler Parkway and I-95.
Four vehicles were involved in that crash: a flat-bed truck carrying steel, two smaller vehicles and one tractor trailer. Three of those vehicles were fully involved in flames by the time firefighters made it to the scene.
A driver in one of the smaller vehicles was killed. First responders do not yet know if there are more people in that vehicle.
Three other minor injuries have been reported.