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Crash off exit ramp of Interstate 75 claims lives of Macon couple

A single-vehicle crash off the Eisenhower Parkway exit ramp of Interstate 75 shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday claimed the lives of a Macon couple, Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said.
A single-vehicle crash off the Eisenhower Parkway exit ramp of Interstate 75 shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday claimed the lives of a Macon couple, Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said. Courtesy Bibb County Coroner's Office

A single-vehicle crash claimed the lives of a Macon couple Saturday.

Samuel Simmons, 76, was pronounced dead on the scene of the wreck off the Eisenhower Parkway exit ramp of Interstate 75 south, said Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones. The crash happened just after 5 p.m.

Simmons’ wife, Judy, 63, died later that night at the Medical Center, Navicent Health, Jones said.

Samuel Simmons was driving a Suzuki Grand Vitara when he swerved off the ramp exiting the interstate onto Eisenhower Parkway, struck a sign and then a tree, according to a Bibb County Sheriff’s Office news release.

His wife was riding in the front seat of the sports utility vehicle, Jones said.

“I think it was a medical emergency ... that caused this gentleman to run off the road,” Jones said. “But we’re doing a fatality investigation.”

Anyone with information in reference to this accident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500.

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