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GSP: Driver 'possibly impaired' in crash that killed 1, left another brain dead

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MCDUFFIE COUNTY, GA (WFXG) -

Georgia State Patrol Trooper Steve Shelton says there's a good possibility that the man driving during a fatal vehicle accident in McDuffie County was impaired.

Shelton says they found an open container that they believe belongs to Christopher Brian Williams, the driver.

There were five people in truck Monday morning when it crashed going around a curve near Washington Road and Lincolnton Road.

Shelton says no one was wearing a seatbelt and everyone but Williams was ejected.

Jesus Gonzalez Garcia was killed during the crash, according to Shelton.

He says another man who was in the truck has been pronounced brain dead by doctors.

Williams' gave blood and urine samples to authorities.

Shelton says if they come back positive and the second man dies, Williams will be charged with two counts of first degree vehicular homicide.

It may take two months before the test results are released.

Thirty-five year old Williams is from Pendleton, SC.

He's in stable condition, as well as two other men who were in the truck.

The five passengers were from South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.

They all worked for Lagniappe Development Company, a concrete construction company based out of Odum, GA, according to Shelton.

Shelton says the company is charged with concealing the identity of a vehicle.

Williams was driving a company truck, Shelton says it was a Chevy with a Ford tag.

He says the construction company may soon face more charges because they haven't found vehicle insurance yet.  

 

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The Georgia State Patrol is responding to a fatal crash in McDuffie County.

Troopers confirm the wreck happened on Washington Road at Lincolnton Road around 7:30am.

GSP could not confirm more details at this time, but are actively investigating the incident. Troopers remain on the scene.

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