A woman was killed and three others were injured in a three car accident in north Bryan County on Highway 204 Saturday afternoon.
According to new information from WTOC, Georgia State Troopers say witnesses told them that Paul Haney was driving on Highway 204 near Arden Loop Road just after 3 p.m. when he came around a curve on the wrong side of the road.
The 35-year-old crossed back into his lane in his Dodge Durango but collided with Melissa Armstrong, who drove into his lane trying to avoid him in her Honda Accord. Armstrong died at the scene.
A Chevrolet pickup truck was also reportedly involved in the crash.
Two people injured in the accident were transported by LifeStar to Memorial University Medical Center and another was transported by ambulance.
“We responded to a three-vehicle accident on Hwy. 204 near mile marker 5. We had to extricate two people. We had one fatality at the scene. Two patients were flown out, one was taken by ambulance. A third person involved refused treatment and transport,” Bryan County Emergency Services Lt. Tim Stillwell said to Savannah Morning News. “The fatality had to be extricated also.”
At the time of the wreck, Haney had a passenger who was not seriously hurt. Armstrong’s mother was a passenger in the Honda Accord and remains in serious condition.
Troopers have spoken to the parties involved and suspect that Haney had been drinking. Charges against Haney are pending.
Bryan County Emergency Services is also reminding those who travel along Highway 204 to exercise caution due to potentially unsafe road conditions, according to WTOC.
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