Fatal Car Accident Kills Tift County Man

By: Winnie Anne Wright Email
By: Winnie Anne Wright Email

Winnie Anne Wright
February 17, 2014

Tift County, GA - Georgia State Patrol is investigating a head on collision in Ty Ty around 9 AM Monday that left a 58 year-old man dead at the scene.

A white Ford pickup was travelling west on Upper TyTy road and attempted to turn left onto Ray Taylor road, failing to yield to a Chevrolet Blazer. As a result, both vehicles struck head-on in the eastbound lane of Upper TyTy road. The driver of the Chevrolet Blazer, a 58 year old male, was removed by ambulance and was en-route to life flight but passed away before arriving.

The Tift County Coroner's Office has confirmed that the victim of Monday's accident is 58 year-old Steven Hobbs. A friend of the family tells us that Hobbs was a retired teacher at Tift County Schools.

"If you ever needed something, you called Steve Hobbs. He was a jack of all trades. He could do everything anybody could ask of him to do, he would do. Very, Very well-known throughout the community of Ty Ty and also Tifton because.. just his personality. Just the man he was. He was everybody's friend, for sure", says Bo Edenfield.

Georgia State Patrol Assistant Post Commander, Jeromy Roberts, says he doesn't believe the driver of the pickup truck was on his phone at the time of the accident and has been tested for drugs and alcohol.

"The driver of the pick-up truck was taken down to the Tift County Hospital, where he provided a voluntary sample of his blood and urine. We're waiting on the results of that before we file any charges."

Roberts says the driver of the pick-up truck said he simply didn't see Hobbs' Car.

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