Wilkinson County, GA (September 7, 2020) – At least four people have died after being involved in a car accident that occurred on a freeway in Wilkinson County this past Wednesday.
The crash occurred just after midnight on Wednesday on the Fall Line Freeway at Mt Pleasant Church Road. According to the Georgia State Patrol, the driver of a pickup truck skidded into oncoming traffic causing a wreck with another vehicle.
The car’s driver, Richard Talbot, 25, of Milledgeville, and his passenger, Dalton Merritt, 21, of McIntyre, were both killed in the wreck. A third passenger present in the vehicle at the time of the wreck, 27-year-old Dustin Whitley is hospitalized in serious condition.
The other driver involved in the crash was identified as Wanda Peacock, 50. She was airlifted to a nearby medical center for the treatment of critical injuries. Her passengers, Katie Peacock, 77, and Jontavious Ingram, 31, both lost their lives in the fatal crash.
Peacock was reported to be in stable condition.
No further information is available at this time.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the families of the deceased. Our thoughts are with them and everyone that was affected by this tragedy. There is nothing more devastating than the unexpected and sudden loss of a family member especially if the accident that took their life could have been avoided.
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