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UPDATE: Double fatality reported in northern Lee County crash

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

LEE COUNTY, GA (WALB) - Two people were killed when their vehicle ran a stop sign in northern Lee County and got broadsided by a tractor trailer.

77-year-old Robert Knaggs and 62-year-old Robert Gordon, both of Perry, were traveling south on Highway 377 from Americus around 11:30, when Knaggs failed to stop at the intersection of Highway 118.

The tractor trailer slammed into the car, shoving it at least 75-yards. Lee County Sheriff Reggie Rachals says it's a dangerous intersection.

"They need to be cautious in this area. We've had our share of wrecks here over the years so, it's definitely a sign that people need to pay more attention to the intersection," said Lee County Sheriff Reggie Rachals.

The intersection is been marked with two stop signs on each side of Highway 377. The Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team will investigate the crash.

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