2 killed, 1 in critical condition in early morning Bryan Co. crash

Crime & Safety

BRYAN COUNTY, Ga. (WSAV) — Two people were killed in a four-vehicle car crash in Bryan County shortly before 6 a.m. Saturday.

According to Georgia State Patrol Trooper, Dante Williams, two vehicles traveling on US Highway 280 collided head-on, killing both drivers roughly five miles out of Pembroke.

The driver of a maroon Nissan Altima was heading north in the direction of I-16 when he crossed the road hitting a Toyota Camry head-on, that was traveling in the direction of Pembroke. A passenger in the Nissan was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver was transported to Memorial Health in Savannah with serious injuries.

GSP identified Leamon Hills, 32, of Pembroke, Ga. and Gail King, 67 of Reidsville, Ga. as the two deceased. Hills was a passenger in the Nissan. King was driving the Toyota. Thomas Godwin, 24, from Pembroke remains in critical condition, according to Williams.

Two other vehicles a Ford Explorer and Ford Taurus were traveling in the direction of I-16  at the time. The Ford Taurus drove into a ditch and the Ford Explorer landed on the grassy shoulder of the roadway.

The drivers of the two other vehicles were transported to Saint Joseph Candler in Savannah.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story said the driver of the Nissan was killed, but he was not. He remains hospitalized at Memorial Health in Savannah.

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