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Former Valdosta priest killed in crash

August 3, 2007

Valdosta - A Valdosta Priest was killed in a car crash Thursday night.

61-year-old Father John O'Brien worked at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Valdosta for 12-years.

He was currently serving at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church in Columbia County.

Investigators say O'Brien left a restaurant in Evans Thursday night to respond to an alarm at the church.

On his way back, he missed a turn and pulled his Buick Lucerne into the Ace hardware on Washington Road.

As he pulled back onto the road, he was hit by a Ford truck driven by 44 year-old Gregory Earl of Evans.

Both were taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital where O'Brien later died.

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