Autopsy underway after Lee Co. paraplegic man crashes into tree

Autopsy underway after Lee Co. paraplegic man crashes into tree Monday

LEESBURG, Ga. (WALB) - An autopsy is being performed on a Lee County man after his death following a car crash in Leesburg on Monday.

Charles Seaton, Jr., 64, was a paraplegic, he died at the hospital after the crash, according to the Lee County coroner.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office said the fatal crash happened around 5 p.m. Monday in the 300 block of Highway 19 South.

The sheriff’s office said apparently, Seaton’s vehicle was trying to avoid a county vehicle that made a left-hand turn. His vehicle left the road and hit a tree.

The Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team (SCRT) is assisting the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in this case.

His body was sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s crime lab in Macon for an autopsy. From that, officials hope to learn more details about his cause of death.

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