Sumter Co. man dies in wreck on US49

Sumter Co. man dies in wreck on US49

SUMTER CO., GA (WALB) - State troopers are investigating a fatal wreck that happened last night in Sumter County around 7:00.

31-year-old Joseph Whitaker of Americus was traveling north on US-49 in a Ford Ranger, when a south bound semi driven by Catlina Leon Loud of Americus turned in front of him onto District Line Road.

Troopers say Whitaker hit the back axle of the truck.

Whitaker was transported to Phoebe Sumter where he died from his injuries.

The Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team is investigating the crash. It's unclear if charges will be filed. 

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