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Community helps family of truck driver killed in 3 vehicle wreck

2 trucks and a car wrecked on US 280 in Sumter County. (Source: WALB) 2 trucks and a car wrecked on US 280 in Sumter County. (Source: WALB)
Currently all lanes of the road are blocked off and expected to be closed for the next several hours. (Source: WALB) Currently all lanes of the road are blocked off and expected to be closed for the next several hours. (Source: WALB)
According to officials 2 semi-trucks and a car were involved in the wreck. (Source: WALB) According to officials 2 semi-trucks and a car were involved in the wreck. (Source: WALB)
Jeffrey Swanner, Trooper (Source:WALB) Jeffrey Swanner, Trooper (Source:WALB)
SUMTER CO., GA (WALB) -

Coroner Greg Hancock identified the victim that died in the wreck as 39-year old Christopher White of Americus. 

Officials said that 20-year old A'dai'sha Walker, traveling South on Lamar Road, didn't yield at a stop sign. They said Walker drove her Kia Forte into the path of a logging truck. 

The log truck driver, traveling on US 280, attempted to avoid the car and ran into a semi heading in the opposite direction.

White, one of the two truck drivers, died in the accident. The other driver, 39-year old James Scott Layfield, was immediately taken to the hospital with injuries. Troopers haven't said which truck was driven by White. 

Authorities received the call around 5:20 p.m. Monday, and a SCRT team was called in.

"We'll do an in depth investigation. We'll be doing vehicle inspections and such, mapping the evidence, putting everything together to see exactly what happened and why," said Trooper Jeffrey Swanner.

The SCRT team is investigating the incident.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to assist the family with funeral expenses. As of Wednesday night, the community has come together to raise a little over $1,000. 

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