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Man found dead in wrecked vehicle in northeastern Bulloch County

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Posted: August 20, 2014 6:09 p.m.
Updated: August 20, 2014 5:26 p.m.
Man found dead in wrecked vehicle in northeastern Bulloch County

Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch, right, walks with a Georgia State Patrol trooper toward the scene of a traffic fatality Wednesday afternoon on Old River Road North near Macedonia Road.

A man whose body was found Wednesday in his vehicle in woods off Old River Road North was killed in an automobile accident, Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch said.

Grady Stewart Williams, 60, of Williams Landing, had been in the vehicle "for five to 10 days," and apparently died of "blunt force trauma to the body," sustained in the crash, Futch said.

It was unclear exactly when the crash occurred.

According to information overheard on an emergency radio scanner, two men on tractors spotted the vehicle just after 2 p.m. Wednesday in the thick woods, lodged deep into the trees on a sharp curve on Old River Road North between Macedonia and Miley roads.

The men reportedly called Bulloch County Central 911 and waited for Bulloch County sheriff's deputies to arrive at the scene, according to information dispatched over police radio.

Deputies called Georgia State Patrol troopers when they determined the death was due to an accident.

The GSP trooper who investigated the crash Wednesday was not immediately available for comment and did not immediately return phone calls seeking details of the accident.

Futch said Williams' family was notified of the death Wednesday, adding that Williams lived alone.

Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.


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