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William Malone, 54, was driving a Mini-Cooper William Malone, 54, was driving a Mini-Cooper
This Chevy Malibu driven by Kimberly McGie of Newton This Chevy Malibu driven by Kimberly McGie of Newton
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DOUGHERTY COUNTY, GA -

An apparent head-on collision killed a man in a two car crash last night at the Baker County and Dougherty County Line. 

State troopers don't know what caused a Bainbridge man to veer in the opposite lane of traffic causing a head on collision that left him dead and a second driver badly injured. The crash happened around 8:30 last night.

"There was so much debris on the roadway it took the trooper several hours to finish the investigation," said GSP Albany Post Commander Shawn Urquardt.

The crash was so close to the Dougherty and Baker county line, emergency responders from both counties rushed to the scene of the crash. When they got there, the driver of the Mini Cooper William Malone of Bainbridge was dead. Behind the wheel of the Malibu, Kimberly McGie of Newton, who was badly injured.

"The evidence so far states that Mr. Malone was traveling on the wrong side of the road in Ms. McGie's lane of travel. She tried to veer off the road to keep from having a head on collision but, unfortunately, that didn't happen," said the Commander.

The Malibu overturned several times. Troopers say McGie actually hit the brakes and Baker County in an effort to avoid the wrong way Mini Cooper before the collision just across the Dougherty County line. She was rushed to Phoebe Putney Hospital with critical injuries.

Right now troopers don't know what caused Malone to veer into the opposite lane. "Right now I'm not sure because there was no actual skid marks from Mr. Malone's vehicle so it might appear that he might have fallen asleep, or something of that nature not knowing what was going on at the time," said Urquardt.

But just looking at what's left of the Chevy Malibu, its amazing its driver survived. @

Troopers say they don't yet know if speed was a factor. McGie remains in Phoebe Putney Hospital in critical condition.

The State Patrol says that McGie's car skidded almost 100 feet prior to the collision.

 

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