Two people were killed on Saturday morning in a Highway 280 crash. Four cars were involved in the accident that occurred just before 6 a.m.
Georgia State Patrol Trooper Dante Williams said two vehicles collided head-on in the Highway 280 crash, which happened outside of Pembroke.
The authorities said a maroon Nissan Altima was going north toward I-16 when it went across the road and struck a Toyota Camry. At the same time, a Ford Taurus and Ford Explorer were traveling in the direction of I-16.
The Taurus drove into a ditch while the Ford Explorer ended up on the grassy shoulder of the highway.
The individuals who died were identified as Leamon Hills, 32, of Pembroke and 67-year-old Reidsville resident Gail King.
Meanwhile, 24-year-old Thomas Godwin of Pembroke was said to be in critical condition at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.
Godwin was driving the Nissan while King was driving the Toyota. Hills was traveling in Godwin’s car.
Meanwhile, a police officer in Duluth was hospitalized following another crash that occurred on Saturday morning.
The authorities said the officer was traveling in the northbound lane of Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in his patrol car. As he went through a green light at the intersection with Abbotts Bridge Road, an eastbound Dodge Ram struck his vehicle.
According to investigators, the driver of the Dodge got out of his vehicle and left the scene.
The driver of the Dodge was later arrested close to the scene of the crash. He was identified as 30-year-old Eduardo Gutierrez of Americus, Georgia.
Gutierrez was charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving, felony hit and run, felony serious injury by vehicle, and failure to obey a traffic control device.
If you lost a loved one in an accident or you suffered injuries, contact a Georgia car accident lawyer to find out if you’re eligible for compensation.