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January 8, 2014

Wreck leaves one dead, another injured

A one-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon in Murray County left one person dead and another suffering from serious injuries.

Georgia State Patrol Trooper First Class Nathan Roberts said a vehicle was traveling east on Brown’s Bridge Road near Fox Bridge Road at about 2:30 p.m. when it veered on the right side and struck a culvert. The passenger, a woman from Chatsworth, died from injuries in the crash, and the driver, a man from Chatsworth, was taken by Life Force helicopter to Erlanger Medical Center with serious injuries, he said.

The names of those involved were being withheld until family members could be notified.

Roberts said speed was not a factor in the crash, and investigators don’t suspect the driver was using alcohol or drugs. He couldn’t immediately say what caused the driver to veer.

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