LIBERTY CO., Ga. (WTOC) - Two people are dead after a crash in Liberty County on Monday night.
The wreck happened just before 11 p.m. Monday night on East Oglethorpe Highway near Liberty County High School. First responders got the call that two cars had wrecked. Upon arrival, they found a car and a pickup truck that both had serious damage. They also found that a semi ran off the road.
Officials say one of the people in the car was Gerald Garner, a soldier at Fort Stewart. Georgia State Patrol troopers say the soldier was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the pickup truck, Willam Frasier, also died after he was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
"Definitely trauma. This was a high impact accident. We always hope that our patients will make it through," said Chief Brian Darby.
The road was closed for several hours overnight but has since reopened to traffic.
GSP continues to investigate.