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July 1, 2013

Fatal accident on Highway 49

MILLEDGEVILLE — A three-car accident on Highway 49 resulted in the death of one person around lunchtime Monday.

Around 12:39 p.m. the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to a wreck on Highway 49 around the area of Westview Baptist Church involving three vehicles. 

A Georgia State Patrol trooper and EMS were already on the scene. Baldwin County Fire Rescue were en route. 

The area remained blocked off for at least an hour as law enforcement and emergency personnel responded to the accident. 

Law enforcement officials confirmed one fatality in the accident, although the name of the victim was not released before press time Monday evening as surviving family members had not yet been notified.

The two others involved in the accident were injured, according to sheriff’s office officials. One of the two injured motorists was transported to Oconee Regional Medical Center. No additional information was available at press time.

The accident is still under investigation.

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