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Worth Co. wreck victims confirmed to be in National Guard

The victims were identified as National Guard members (Source: WALB News Team) The victims were identified as National Guard members (Source: WALB News Team)
Troopers said Breanna Staten (left) and Makayla Reynolds (right) died in the wreck Saturday morning. (Source: Facebook) Troopers said Breanna Staten (left) and Makayla Reynolds (right) died in the wreck Saturday morning. (Source: Facebook)
WORTH CO., GA (WALB) -

The victims of a fatal wreck in Worth County were identified as members of the National Guard.

Georgia State Patrol Trooper Avery said Makayla Reynolds, 21, and Breanna Staten, 19, both of Valdosta were traveling down Highway 520 just outside Sumner, headed to guard duty in Albany at about 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Reynolds and Staten called their recruiter shortly before 7 a.m. and said they were running late due to car problems. A witness said they passed the two traveling out of Ty Ty.

Reynolds lost control of her car while traveling westbound toward Albany. The car then crossed the median, went into the eastbound lanes, and turned sideways.

A tractor trailer, driven by 45-year-old Marvin Thomas of Tifton, was traveling eastbound and t-boned the Reynolds' car on the passenger side.

Reynolds and Staten were pronounced deceased at the scene.

Thomas sustained arm, hand, and leg injuries that were not life-threatening.

No charges will be filed.

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