Car Crash Kills One, Leaves Two in Critical Condition

By: Kara Duffy Email
By: Kara Duffy Email

By: Kara Duffy
February 12, 2013

Thomasville, GA - A car crash in Thomasville on Tuesday morning has claimed one life and left two others in critical condition.

"We had one vehicle fail to yield while turning onto the GA 35 bypass," said Corporal Jeromy Roberts with the Georgia State Patrol. "When that vehicle failed to yield, it was struck on the passenger side door by an on-coming vehicle."

Troopers say three people were traveling in the Chevy Impala when it was hit by the pickup truck.

The person in the front passenger seat, 71-year-old Lonnie Dunbar was killed instantly.

The driver, 80-year-old Lenier Hughes, and back seat passenger, 81-year-old Clara Dunbar were rushed to Archbold Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.

The two people in the pickup truck suffered minor injuries.

"They're doing well," said Corporal Roberts "It was a man and his young daughter. They were both transported to the hospital via their private vehicle and they've both been released."

According to troopers, the Dunbars were husband and wife and all three people in the Chevy are from Cordele, Georgia.

Everybody involved in the accident was wearing a seatbelt.

By: Kara Duffy
February 12, 2013

Thomasville, GA - One person is dead after a car and pickup truck collided this morning. According to Georgia State Patrol, it happened around 7:40 a.m.

The driver of the Chevy Impala was driving west on 319 and 84. Troopers say as the driver was making a turn, they failed to yield to on coming traffic. That's when the pickup truck struck the side of the car. There were three people in the car.

The front seat passenger died on the scene. GSP have not identified the deceased victim yet, but say he is an elderly man.

The other two people were taken to Archbold Hospital with serious injuries. The two people in the pickup truck suffered minor injuries.


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