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Thomasville Fatal Accident [SLIDE SHOW]

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By: Kara Duffy
May 29, 2013

Thomasville, GA -Thomasville Police and Georgia State Patrol Troopers spent most of the day working the scene of a crash along Cairo Road and West Pinetree Boulevard.

The crash killed a South Georgia man and sent three others to the hospital.

"Two pickup trucks were involved," said Lt. Eric Hampton with the Thomasville Police Department. "The first was driven by James William, who was killed in the accident. He was traveling westbound on Cairo Road."

Georgia State Patrol Troopers say that's when a Ford F-150 truck, driven by 38-year-old Jeffrey Cox crossed the center line, crashing into Williams truck.

Williams died at the scene.

"This was a very serious accident," Lt. Hampton said. "There was extensive damage to both vehicles and of course anytime there is a fatality, it is very serious."

Robert Sparrow, 52, and a four-year-old child were also traveling in Williams truck.

Troopers say Cox and Sparrow were taken to Archibold Hospital for treatment and the four-year-old was transported to a hospital in Macon.

The extent of their injuries are unknown at this time, but police say everyone was wearing a seat belt.

"Based on the information given at the scene, no one was ejected from either vehicle," Lt. Hampton said. "Everyone was still in their vehicle when law enforcement officials arrived."

State troopers say the investigation is still ongoing as to what caused Cox to cross the center line.


May 29, 2013, 11:10 a.m.

One person has been killed in a mid-morning accident between two pickup trucks in Thomasville.

The accident occurred on Cairo Road, near West Pinetree Road around 10:50 a.m. W. Pinetree Blvd. over to the 319 bypass is currently closed.

Others involved in the accident have been transported to Archbold Hospital for treatment, but we are not clear on the extent of their injuries at this time.

We don't know how many people were involved in the accident right now, but do know one of the transported passengers was a small child.

WCTV has a reporter on scene and will bring you information on this story as it becomes available.


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