Two people were killed in a single-car crash on Interstate 75 early Wednesday near Perry, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
The victims were identified as Maria L. Boyle, 53, and Rex Kevin Brown Jr., 22, of Lafayette, Ind., GSP Cpl. Elbert Slappy said.
Witnesses told authorities a black Hyundai with Indiana tags was traveling north in the far left lane when it suddenly veered to the right, crossed the middle and right lanes and traveled down a ditch and into the woods, Slappy said.The driver’s side of the car crashed into a tree, and the force of the impact spun the car around, Slappy said. The car came to rest facing west, he said.
The crash near mile marker 139 in Houston County was called in to GSP at 8:21 a.m.
The mother and son were the only passengers in the car, Slappy said.
Slappy said he suspects Boyle, who was driving, either fell asleep or became distracted, over-corrected and lost control of the car.