Shingler 3-Vehicle Crash Results in Two Fatalities

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Worth emergency units were headed to the Shingler area this evening around 5:20 P.M. in response to a three vehicle crash involving a semi truck & trailer on Hwy 112. See more below:

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Officials confirm one fatality in Friday evening’s crash which involved the semi and two pick-up trucks. One subject was airlifted to Macon from the scene and one transported by ambulance. Sheriff Jeff Hobby said only one person occupied each vehicle involved.

We will update details as they are released from Georgia State Patrol still on scene at 7:30 P.M.

UPDATE 10 p.m.: GSP Senior Trooper Walter Spurlin confirms the driver of the gray 2001 Chevy Silverado, Charles H. Lunsford, 81, of Worth County, has also died as result of injuries sustained in the crash. 

Lunsford was making a left turn on to Hwy 112 from Shingler-Sumner Road. His turn was in the path of the oncoming semi; the driver attempted to brake and avoid the truck but hit, knocking the Chevy to the east shoulder of the roadway. The semi also struck a southbound Ford pickup driven by Gregory Jacob “Jake” Williams, 23, of Worth County, sending it to the opposite shoulder where it rested beside the semi tractor. Williams died on scene. 

Truck driver, Gary J. Brinkley, 44 ,  of Hazlehurst will likely be released from Tift Regional soon; he sustained non-life threatening injuries. 

Trooper Spurlin said today was Williams’ birthday.

On scene photos below:

Semi truck and trailer are visible in photo 1. The Ford truck, not pictured, is located in front of the semi tractor; pictures 2 and 3 are the Air Evac helicopter landing on scene and take-off; the Chevy truck is located on the left shoulder.

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