View Mobile Site

Three Metter residents killed in I-16 crash

    Three Metter residents were killed Saturday afternoon in a single vehicle crash on Interstate 16 near Exit 116, according to reports from Georgia State Patrol Post 45 in Statesboro
    Georgia State Patrol Sr. Trooper R. Helton responded to the crash, reported around 5:38 p.m., and discovered that a red 1998 Ford Contour traveling westbound had left the roadway, crossed the median, crossed both lanes of eastbound traffic and sailed across the ditch into the woods, striking several trees.
    Cassie Smith, 24, Huiett Street, Metter; Cortney Collins, an 18-year-old male, South Rountree Street, Metter; and 16-year-old Kaiswania Polk died in the crash, he said in reports.
    It is unknown which victim was driving, as all three were not wearing seat belts and were ejected from the vehicle, he said. No other information was available about the accident.
    The accident is being investigated by the Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team.
    Alcohol tests are pending on the victims, reports stated. Such tests are routine in traffic crashes resulting in serious injuries or fatalities.

Interested in viewing premium content?

A subscription is required before viewing this article and other premium content.

Already a registered member and have a subscription?

If you have already purchased a subscription, please log in to view the full article.

Are you registered, but do not have a subscription?

If you are a registed user and would like to purchase a subscription, log in to view a list of available subscriptions.

Interested in becoming a registered member and purchasing a subscription?

Join our community today by registering for a FREE account. Once you have registered for a FREE account, click SUBSCRIBE NOW to purchase access to premium content.

Membership Benefits

  • Instant access to creating Blogs, Photo Albums, and Event listings.
  • Email alerts with the latest news.
  • Access to commenting on articles.

Please wait ...