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Update: Man charged in fatal Lee Co. wreck

The scene of the accident, which happened on July 29.
The scene of the accident, which happened on July 29.(WALB)
Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 8:49 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 2, 2021 at 6:02 PM EDT
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LEESBURG, Ga. (WALB) - The Lee County Sheriff’s Office and Georgia State Patrol (GSP) investigated a fatal two-vehicle accident on Philema Road, near Chehaw Park on July 29.

Linda Papp, 73, and Bradley Sammons, 43, a Leesburg mother and son, were killed in the wreck, according to Wendy O’lear, the Lee County deputy coroner.

On Monday, GSP officials said Christopher Hamlet III was charged with two counts of homicide by vehicle in the second degree and failure to maintain lane.

Christopher Hamlet III
Christopher Hamlet III(Lee County Sheriff's Office)

On July 29, Lee County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Lewis Harris said a Ford Escape and a dually truck hauling cars on a trailer collided.

The call came into dispatch shortly after 8 a.m. that day.

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