ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
A woman was killed in a crash at the intersection of Liberty Expressway and Holly Drive around 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
Police say 72-year old Timmy Hall of Montgomery County caused the crash that killed 43-year old Holli Reksten of Mitchell County.
She was the program manager for the Court Appointed Special Advocate service at the Lily Pad. Her body is being sent to the state for an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death, Coroner Michael Fowler said.
Reksten's Volkswagen Beetle was stopped at the red light at the Liberty Expressway and Holly Drive when Hall's van slammed into it and pushed it into a car driven by 34-year old Jamie Parker of Ocklocknee's Ford.
A clerk at the Flash Foods across the street said she was outside cleaning up when she heard the accident. She immediately ran to the scene to help the victims.
"The case is still under investigation. And charges are pending for following too closely and homicide by vehicle," said DCP Lt. Chad Kirkpatrick.
"The light was already red and the little bug car was sitting there and the truck came in behind and hit it. By the time it hit I was standing there looking, so I heard the girl holler for help, so I ran across the road to go help. We helped get the girl out the car and so by time we pulled the mama out the car, she was already dead," said Ernestine Knight, Flash Foods employee.
"A red van crashed into one of the black vehicles. It crashed into another vehicle in front of it," said Sgt. Robert Richard, Dougherty County Police.
A person in the front vehicle was taken to the hospital with injuries. The person driving the red van was cited for following to close.