Man dies in single vehicle wreck in Waycross

Man dies in single vehicle wreck in Waycross
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WAYCROSS, GA (WALB) - Just before 10:00 Saturday morning, Waycross Police responded to a wreck of a Dodge Dakota truck in the 2000 block of Plant Street.

Witnesses said they saw the truck drift across the road, run through a flower bed, before hitting the base of a business sign, and then hit a tree.

The driver was later identified as David Lee Wakefield, 63, of Lakeview Drive in Waycross.

Coroner Atha Lucas pronounced Wakefield dead at the scene. Authorities believe that he suffered some kind of medical distress and lost control of the truck.

EMS and the Fire Department briefly shut down the area. The entire scene was clear for traffic about 1:15 Saturday afternoon.

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