Two people die in weekend crash in Fort Valley

bpurser@macon.comFebruary 20, 2013 

WARNER ROBINS -- Two people died in a weekend crash in Fort Valley, authorities said.

The victims, Devera Ross and Bruce Drain, both of Fort Valley, were passengers in a Dodge Durango driven by Floyd Thomas, also of Fort Valley, said Georgia State Patrol Sgt. Crystal Griffin.

Thomas was driving east on Ira Hicks Boulevard about 3 p.m. Saturday when he lost control in a curve and struck a fence, with the vehicle rolling on top of a Chevy Malibu traveling on nearby Carver Drive, Griffin said.

The hood of the Malibu was crushed, but two adults and two young children inside suffered only minor injuries, Griffin said. The Durango continued rolling before coming to rest, with Ross and Drain ejected from the vehicle, Griffin said.

A fourth person, Larry Augustus of Fort Valley, was also a passenger in the Durango, Griffin said. Augustus and Thomas were both seriously injured in the crash, she said.

The crash remains under investigation by the Georgia State Patrol’s Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team, Griffin said.

To contact writer Becky Purser, call 256-9559.

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