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Two Elderly Drivers Killed, One Passenger Injured in Head-on Crash


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According to The Valdosta Daily Times, two elderly drivers died and one teenaged passenger sustained injuries after a head-on wreck in Ray City, Georgia.

Details of the Fatal Crash

Police say Linda Gale Gillis, 70, and a juvenile passenger traveled southbound on Georgia Highway 125 in a pickup truck at around 6:00 p.m. local time when the accident occurred. Jean Bavender Remington, 68, drove his Ford Mustang north on Georgia Highway 125 when the pickup truck crossed over the center dividing line and crashed into his car.

Emergency responders pronounced both drivers dead at the scene of the crash. Gillis did not wear a seatbelt at the time of the wreck. Her passenger and Remington were both restrained. Police believe Gillis did not have her truck’s headlights on, potentially contributing to the fatal crash.

The juvenile passenger suffered from injuries to her lower extremities, according to The Valdosta Daily Times, and received treatment at South Georgia Medical Center.

Motor Vehicle Traffic Accidents

The following statistics on motor vehicle crashes in 2014 are provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • In 2014, 32,675 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the United States.
  • An estimated 2.34 million people sustained injuries in motor vehicle traffic crashes.
  • For passenger vehicle occupants who survived fatal crashes in 2014, only 15 percent were unrestrained.

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