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One dead, one injured in crash; second serious collision, too

A three vehicle accident killed one person and seriously injured another Tuesday afternoon. Later, a second serious injury crash was reported. From Bill Taylor, WKEU: Early Tuesday afternoon a massive three vehicle accident took the life of the driver of one vehicle and injured another. Responding to the accident were units of the Griffin Post of the Georgia State Patrol, Spalding Sheriffs Department, Spalding Fire Department, Spalding Medical Center EMS, and Spalding County Coroner Sonny Foster. Investigators indicated the accident occurred on Highway 16 West close to Moon Road. An 18-wheeler struck the back of a vehicle and knocked the vehicle broadside which was then struck by a car in the opposite lane. The driver of the vehicle struck by the 18 wheeler was killed instantly and had to be extracted from the vehicle. Foster pronounced the driver dead at the scene. The accident is being investigated by troopers from the Griffin post of the Georgia State Patrol and the accident scene reconstruction unit. More information is expected to be released as the investigation continues. ***************** A massive two vehicle collision about 8:15 Tuesday night between two passenger vehicles at Pine Hill Road and Highway 16, resulted in one individual being airlifted to Atlanta. Investigators indicated that the severely injured individual had to be cut from the vehicle. Emory Air Flight based at the Griffin Spalding Airport responded to a landing zone established near the scene and transported the injured person to the Grady trauma unit in Atlanta. Traffic at the scene was rerouted until debris and emergency vehicles were clear of the accident site and the preliminary investigation was completed. Responding to the scene were units of the Spalding Sheriffs Department, Griffin Police Department, Spalding Regional EMS and Emory Air Flight. The incident remains under investigation and more information is expected to be released later.

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