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Victims identified in I-75 quadruple fatality wreck

By Robin Jedlicka - bio | email  
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - The four victims of Thursday morning's deadly crash on I-75 have been identified.

The four, all from Midway, Kentucky, were killed just after 2:30 AM when their car collided with another vehicle in the south-bound lane between exits 18 and 16.  A Penske moving truck traveling behind them then struck their vehicle--causing it to erupt in flames.

The bodies were so badly burned, they had to be sent to the state crime lab in Atlanta for positive identification.

The driver of the car was 40-year-old Jerome Morgan Roberts.  Riding in the passenger seat was 41-year-old Cheryl Collins.  In the back seat were 11-year-old August Roberts, and 20-year-old Mahronda Collins.

Lowndes County Coroner Bill Watson says the two people inside the Penske truck were not seriously injured.  They were treated for minor injuries at South Georgia Medical Center.

These four deaths occurred just before the start of the 4th of July weekend, which began at 6:00 PM Thursday.  Georgia State Patrol predicts 22 people will die on state roads over the holiday weekend.


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