Two were killed and two seriously injured Friday morning in a single vehicle crash on Hwy. 67 about a mile south of the Kiwanis Fairgrounds.
Christopher Washington, 23, West Inman Street, and Yamaya Hobbs, 22, Cypress Lake Mobile Home Park, were killed when the car in which they were traveling left the roadway and struck a tree while overturning, said Georgia State Patrol Post 45 Commander Sgt. Brad Mosher.
According to a witness, who was driving south on Ga. 67 around 9:25 a.m. Friday, Washington’s car approached him from behind, speeding. The witness told Mosher he thought Washington was going to collide with him, but pulled into the northbound lane as if to pass. However, an oncoming truck forced him back into the southbound lane, behind the witness once again, but Washington apparently lost control of the car and left the roadway.
The car began to overturn as it went up an embankment, but struck a tree with its top, which was crushed, he said.
Hobbs was in the front passenger seat, and she and Washington were killed on impact, he said.
Two passengers in the back seat – Juamecia Clark, age and address unknown, and Darrell Hill, 27, West Inman Street, each suffered serious injury and were flown by helicopter to Memorial Hospital in Savannah, Mosher said. Both were in stable condition Friday afternoon.
All four people in the car were wearing seat belts, he said.
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