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April 17, 2004

Albany- A high speed chase ends with a deadly crash in Sumter County. Around 2 o'clock Saturday morning, a Sumter County Deputy spotted a suspicious vehicle behind a church on Desoto Seed Farm Road.

When the deputy pulled up, the car took off. The chase lasted just a few minutes, but the driver, 46 year old Jimmy Lamb reached speeds of more than 100 miles per hour.

He lost control rounding a curve and flipped the car. He and his passenger, 40 year old Jimmy Toms, of Cobb, were ejected. Toms died instantly, and Lamb was injured but should be all right.

Investigators aren't sure why Lamb tried to run, and charges against him are pending. The deputy was not hurt.

A Moultrie man also died in a wreck Friday afternoon when the truck he was riding in collided with a mini-van.

The wreck happened around 3 o'clock in Tift County. 29 year old Mary Ann Richard, of Sumner, was turning off Kell Road onto Highway 319 when she struck a pick-up driven by 34 year old Steven Wood, of Tifton. Wood and his passenger, 37 year old James Williams, were ejected from the truck, and Williams was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Wood and another passenger, Michael Parris were treated for minor injuries. State troopers are warning motorists to be safer on the roads as summer approaches.

"Traffic is getting heavier because of summer. We've got the 100 Deadly Days of Summer coming up from Memorial Day until Labor Day. Just slow down and pay attention to what you're doing. And, don't drink and drive," says Sgt. Bob Pearce of the Georgia State Patrol.

Troopers say charges against Richard, the driver of the mini-van, are pending the outcome of the investigation.

Posted at 5:45 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com