Two dead in fatal wreck on Moultrie Road

Two dead in fatal wreck on Moultrie Road
Published: Jul. 22, 2018 at 9:26 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 24, 2018 at 5:27 PM EDT
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Two people are dead after an overnight car wreck in East Albany.

Dougherty County officials said it happened Saturday night over on Moultrie Road.

"Oh I'm always going to have my bright lights on and try not to go that way period because I know that way is more dangerous than down here," said a woman in the area.

This person wanted to remain anonymous but said she has been living off of Moultrie Road for the past few months, and said accidents happen there often.

"I may hear one siren ride by and that's it but when they started coming back to back that's when I knew something bad happened," she said.

She was right. Officials said two people are dead after a wreck on the 1700 block of Moultrie Road around 11:30 Saturday night.

"We had a vehicle that was heading east and came over into the westbound lane, head-on with another vehicle," said Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler.

Fowler said the person driving the vehicle heading east was 90-year-old, Ulysses Brown.

Fowler pronounced him dead on the scene.

"We don't know exactly what he was doing at that time, but it'd be blunt force trauma, and an accidental death," he said.

Dougherty County Police said there were six people in the car traveling westbound.

A mother identified as Rocio Contreras was driving, with her 11-year-old-son Omar--in the passenger seat.

Omar died at the hospital.

"It seemed like it might've been a high rate of speed based on the vehicle's collision," said Fowler. "Vehicle two was upside down when we got here."

The mother was taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.

Her other two children in the backseat where both transported to a hospital in Macon and are in critical condition.

Fowler said investigators are still looking for the cause of the accident.

"Some said he had some medical conditions, but he wasn't really supposed to be going down this route. So they didn't have an idea of why he was going down this route, so we don't know at this time but we think it's a medical condition that he was having," said Fowler.

The Dougherty County EMS, Police, and Albany Fire were all on the scene last night.

Fowler said there will be no charges in this case, due to Brown's death.

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