1 killed, 1 airlifted in Tift Co. wreck

1 killed, 1 airlifted in Tift Co. wreck

TIFT CO., GA (WALB) - One person was killed and another person was airlifted after a pickup truck ran into a tractor-trailer at U.S. 319 and Old Omega Road Tuesday evening.

Georgia State Patrol  troopers said that just before 5 p.m. the tractor-trailer was stopped at a stop sign on Old Omega Road when the driver, John Dollar, 58, turned onto 319.

Troopers said Dollar didn't see the pickup truck heading north on 319 when he turned and tried to speed up to avoid a collision.

The pickup truck, which was towing a heavily loaded trailer, hit the tractor-trailer on the side.

Troopers said the driver of the pickup was killed and his passenger was airlifted for emergency care.

The identity of those in the pickup truck has not been released at this time as officials work to notify next of kin.

GSP said charges are pending further investigation.

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