Driver killed in crash on Ga. 247

WARNER ROBINS — The driver of a 1997 Chevrolet Astro van was killed Wednesday morning after crashing into a tractor-trailer on Ga. 247.

The victim was identified as Eloise Casto, 58, of Macon, said Houston County sheriff’s deputy Slate Simons.

Casto was traveling south on Ga. 247 behind the tractor-trailer when the van drove into the back of the tractor-trailer near Sandy Run Road, Houston County sheriff’s Lt. M.J. Stokes said. The van was totaled.

The tractor-trailer, a Sunbelt Rentals’ freight loader carrying a cherry picker, pulled to the shoulder of the road, Stokes said.

Although still under investigation, it’s believed that the van’s driver may have had a medical problem that resulted in the crash, Stokes said.

Southbound lanes of Ga. 247 were temporarily closed immediately after the 7:40 a.m. crash, Stokes said.