Local News

January 23, 2013

Officials aren’t sure why driver was in wrong lane

A two-vehicle crash that killed one person and injured two others on Sunday in Murray County was caused by one of the drivers driving on the wrong side of the road, said the trooper who worked the wreck.

Georgia State Patrol Trooper Chris Garner said authorities are awaiting toxicology results. He said they don’t know why William Reed West, 43, of Chatsworth, was driving on the wrong side of McEntire Circle near Northwest Elementary School.

West was killed in the head-on collision when the Volvo passenger car he was driving collided head-on with a Honda Pilot at about 1:30 p.m. The individuals in the Pilot, Ronald Wolfe, 47, and Brigitte Schuld, 72, were taken to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, Garner said.

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