Five people were killed, including a 1-year-old, in a wrong-way crash that also injured two teens late Friday in Troup County.
And Georgia State troopers believe alcohol may have been a factor in the head-on collision.
The crash happened about 6:45 p.m. on West Point Road, southwest of La Grange and Old West Point Road, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
Mr. Willie Hooks, 28, was driving a 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass north in the southbound lane while passing a 1995 Pontiac Grand Am on a hillcrest in a no passing zone when the crash happened, GSP’s spokesman Mr. Gordy Wright said.
The Oldsmobile struck the southbound Pontiac head-on on Georgia 14 south of Hudson Road, Mr. Wright said.
Mr. Hooks died at the scene along with the Grand Am’s driver Ms. Melanie Kay Lemmon, 23, Mr. Wright said.
Three of the passengers in the Pontiac were also killed: Ms. Miranda L. Hurston, 37, who was in the front seat, Quamauri C. Harrison, 1, and Tridarius Harrison, whose age has not yet been confirmed, Mr. Wright said.
The two people who were critically injured were also passengers in the Pontiac. Jayvianna C. Hurston, 15 was flown to the Atlanta Medical Center and Shaquavious S. Harrison, 18, was flown to the Columbus Medical Center, Mr. Wright said.
“Alcohol is suspected as a possible contributing factor and blood was drawn from Mr. Hooks to determine a blood alcohol content,” Mr. Wright said.
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