Apparently some guys got drunk and decided it would be fun to race each other on the interstate. One of them lost control, and his pickup barrelled through the median and smashed head-on into a car. The pickup driver and his female passenger were killed, as were two of the occupants of the car. Two other vehicles were also involved in the accident, but the condition of their drivers and passengers hasn’t been released.
The driver of a Chevrolet Monte Carlo told police that he and the pickup’s driver were racing in the eastbound lanes when the truck flipped over the median into westbound lanes and struck the Kia head-on, [Richmond County Coroner] Mr. [Grover] Tuten said.
The pickup’s driver died after an hourlong emergency extrication procedure, Mr. Tuten said.
“His body reeked of alcohol as we unloaded him,” he said.
A female passenger in the pickup was killed when she was ejected from the truck and run over by another vehicle, Mr. Tuten said.
He said the pickup’s driver is at fault.
Mr. Tuten said the Monte Carlo’s driver helped police piece together how the accident occurred. Still, the unidentified Monte Carlo driver could face charges, Mr. Tuten said.
One of the passengers killed in the Kia was a twelve year old girl.