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Dougherty Co. wreck victim identified

One person is dead following a crash in Dougherty County Wednesday morning. (Source: WALB) One person is dead following a crash in Dougherty County Wednesday morning. (Source: WALB)
Police responded to the scene in the 900 block of Eight Mile Road around 2 a.m. (Source: WALB) Police responded to the scene in the 900 block of Eight Mile Road around 2 a.m. (Source: WALB)
Ralph Thomas Hudgins III, 21, of Leary (Source: Facebook) Ralph Thomas Hudgins III, 21, of Leary (Source: Facebook)
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

One person is dead following a crash in Dougherty County Wednesday morning.

Police responded to the scene in the 900 block of Eight Mile Road around 2 a.m.

Coroner Michael Fowler has identified him as Ralph Thomas Hudgins III, 21, of Leary. He died of blunt force trauma.

Police said Hudgins ran off the road, over corrected, and then crashed into a ditch about 100 yards away.

Captain Jason Hager says Hudgins was not wearing a seatbelt. 

"It's very important. It may be the one thing that could save your life. An accident that may be a minor accident with property damage, if you have a seatbelt on.  It could be a fatality if you didn't," said Hagar.

This crash is still under investigation. 

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