Two unrelated Baldwin County crashes claimed the lives of two men earlier this week. The Baldwin County crashes also left two other people suffering injuries.
On Monday at 10:40 a.m, a silver Cadillac DeVille and a white GMC 3500 pickup truck collided along Ga. Route 22.
Georgia State Patrol Cpl. Caleb Wickstrom said the man driving the GMC died instantly.
Baldwin County Chief Deputy Coroner Ken Garland revealed that the victim was Tony Adams, a resident of Milledgeville.
The driver of the Cadillac was identified as Milledgeville resident Forrest Haynes.
He was treated at the scene by personnel from the Baldwin County Fire Rescue and Grady Emergency Medical Services then taken to Macon’s Medical Center Atrium Health Navicent.
He was said to be in a serious but stable condition on Tuesday.
Wickstrom said the truck was heading west toward Sparta while the car was heading in the opposite direction towards Milledgeville.
Preliminary investigations showed that Haynes’ car crossed the double centerline and hit the truck.
The accident remains under investigation by the Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team of the Georgia State Patrol.
Meanwhile, a 28-year-old Houston County man died on Sunday at Atrium Health Navicent after suffering injuries in a single-vehicle crash on Gary Drive.
Trooper First Class Kevin Kirby identified the victim as John Evans of Byron.
Evans was driving a Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck south on Gary Drive. As he made his way around a curve, he left the right side of the road, traveled south for about 33 feet, and then struck a mailbox. The truck continued for another 183 feet before it hit a tree line.
Both Evans and his passenger, 26-year-old Joy Oyi, were able to exit the vehicle before it caught fire, Kirby said.
Oyi was treated on the scene by Baldwin County Fire Rescue and Grady Emergency Medical Services personnel before being taken to the Macon hospital by ambulance.
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