Valdosta Daily Times

April 9, 2013

GSP investigates head-on I-75 crash

Quinten Plummer
The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — No lives were lost in the aftermath of a head-to-head collision between a car and sports utility vehicle near mile marker 8 on Interstate 75, just after 8 p.m. Sunday, according to the Georgia State Patrol Monday.

Two Rome, Ga., men were traveling north in a Ford Explorer in the intestate’s center lane, when they collided with a 2000 Buick Century that was headed south down the northbound road’s center lane, said GSP Sgt. Brain Gay.

Emergency-management personnel transported the driver of the Ford Explorer to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital via a LifeFlight chopper, according to Gay. The man suffered visible injuries to his head and left leg, and he complained of abdominal pains, stated Gay.

The man’s companion was taken to South Georgia Medical Center to address complaints of chest pains, according to Gay. The driver of the Buick Century was also transported to SGMC, according to Gay, who said the woman suffered visible trauma to her head and to her left leg and elbow.

Charges are pending as the incident remains under investigation by the GSP, Gay said.