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Victim named, other identified in fatal I-75 crash

(Tift Co. Sheriff) (Tift Co. Sheriff)
(Tift Co. Sheriff) (Tift Co. Sheriff)
TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

Georgia State Patrol has confirmed one person is dead in a crash that completely stopped northbound traffic on Interstate 75 Tuesday morning.

Officials say 54 year old Russell Poling of Orlando died after the crash. He was pronounced dead at Tift Regional Hospital.

Department of Transportation officials said it happened around 10:30 a.m. at mile marker 64 near the ABAC Exit and campus.

GSP said Poling was driving a Toyota Prius. The other vehicles involved were a FedEx truck, driven by Rodney Benton, 53, or Morrow, and a GMC Envoy.

Authorities said the two in the Envoy, from Hernando, Florida, survived. Calvin Goeschel, 83, was taken to Tift Regional Medical Center and his wife, 81 year old Lorna Goeschel was taken to a Macon hospital.

Mr. Goeschel was released Tuesday night.

The Georgia State Patrol, Tifton Police and Tift County Sheriff's deputies initially responded to the scene. GSP has taken over the investigation and said charges are pending.

Officials said they are still looking into how the crash happened, and charges are pending.

 

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