THOMAS COUNTY, GA (WALB) – We now know the name of a man killed in a crash Wednesday afternoon in Thomas County.
Troopers tell us 78-year-old Maurice Murphy of Thomasville was killed. His Ford pickup collided with a tractor trailer at the intersection of Alternate State Route 3 and the Highway 84 bypass a little before 3:30 Wednesday afternoon.
Eastbound traffic on the bypass was detoured for several hours. Authorities say they are still investigating what caused the crash.
"We have about three witnesses, one at the store. We're still checking that witness, and we have video also from the store we're investigating that also," said Trooper Michael Moses, Georgia State Patrol.
The driver of the tractor trailer was not hurt.
Georgia State Patrol's Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team is investigating.