LANIER CO., GA (WALB) - As of 5 p.m. Thursday, GSP troopers were still trying to locate and notify the family of the driver killed in an early morning crash in Lanier County.
Troopers have confirmed that the driver was a Hispanic man. He was heading North on 221 when he swerved to miss a deer near the Lanier-Lowndes County line around 6:30 a.m.
He ended up hitting the deer anyway, which caused him to lose control and crash head on with a black Ford F-250 heading South on 221. The Hispanic man was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene.
"The vehicle tried to avoid hitting a deer in the roadway, vehicle swerved, ended up hitting the deer, lost control of his vehicle, and then traveled into the oncoming lane of traffic," said GSP Corporal Will West.
The driver of the F-250 was taken to SGMC, but the trooper that worked the crash had not completed the crash report as of 5 p.m. Thursday, so GSP did not have a name or condition of the driver.