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IVEY, Ga. — A two-vehicle crash near the town of Ivey in Wilkinson County on Tuesday night claimed the lives of multiple people and left another person hospitalized in critical condition, state authorities say.

The wreck occurred at an intersection along Ga. Route 540 or what also is known as the Fall Line Freeway.

Wilkinson County Coroner Billy Matthews told The Union-Recorder Wednesday that he was working to notify the victims’ next-of-kin before releasing the names of those who were killed.

Authorities said three or four people were killed when a car and a pickup truck collided. Another person reportedly was critically injured.

The multiple-fatality wreck remains under investigation by troopers with the Georgia State Patrol post in Dublin, as well as troopers assigned to the Georgia State Patrol’s Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team (SCRT).

No further information was available from authorities as of Wednesday afternoon.

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