Shooting, crash kills a man in Tifton

Published: Jun. 18, 2021 at 11:00 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 18, 2021 at 6:13 PM EDT
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TIFTON, Ga. (WALB) - A crash that happened around 5 p.m. Thursday in Tifton on I-75 ended with one man dead.

The Tift County Coroner’s Office was called to the southbound lanes of I-75 near Exit 59, not far from Southern Regional Technical College.

The Tift County Sheriff’s Office said it can’t release many details at the moment due to the ongoing investigation. What WALB News 10 does know from the incident report is that at least three people saw what happened and reported it to law enforcement.

The report indicates that a man called the Tift County Sheriff’s Office to tell them about the crash and report shots fired.

The coroner’s office said Stacy Lumpkin, 52, of Lenox, died at the scene. They said what appears to be a gunshot wound was found on his body.

Lumpkin’s body was sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s (GBI) Crime Lab for an autopsy.

Georgia State Patrol and the GBI are providing assistance in the case.

The GBI said it is helping process the crime scene while the sheriff’s office leads the investigation.

No charges have been filed at this point.

WALB News 10 will provide updates to this developing story as more information is released.

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