Valdosta Daily Times

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December 7, 2013

Driver killed in wreck

State patrol releases names

LOWNDES COUNTY — The Georgia State Patrol released the names Friday of motorists involved in the a deadly three-car wreck Thursday night near the intersection of Lakeland Highway and Old State Road.

Juana Salgado Vargas was the driver of a gold-colored Taurus heading east on Knights Academy Road; this vehicle reportedly failed to yield the right of way to a pickup truck heading south on Lakeland Highway, according to the GSP.

The wreck resulted in Vargas’ death and Ottis Williams, one of the three other people who were injured, was life-flighted to Archbold Memorial Hospital.

Jordan Watts, a Valdostan who witnessed the wreck, said he was driving behind the pickup truck when he saw it suddenly flip over. Watts then called 911.

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