1 dead after head-on collision in Sumter Co.

1 dead after head-on collision in Sumter Co.
Fatal wreck generic (Source: WALB)

SUMTER CO., Ga. (WALB) - The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that happened Thursday around 6:30 p.m.

Map of Sumter Co. fatal crash on Route 27 at mile marker 20.
Map of Sumter Co. fatal crash on Route 27 at mile marker 20. (Source: WALB)

According to the Georgia State Patrol, a Chevrolet Suburban was traveling westbound on GA 27. A Chevrolet Equinox driven by Willie Mathis of Vienna, was traveling eastbound on GA 27 near Plum Hill subdivision.

Evidence and witness statements indicated that the Suburban traveled across the center line and struck Mathis’ car.

Mathis was pronounced deceased by Deputy Coroner James Green at the scene.

GSP Troop G SCRT responded to the crash scene and will be assisting with the investigation.

Charges are pending the completion of the SCRT investigation.

Green said Mathis was believed to be the only person in his car.

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