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Teen passenger, man retrieving ladder on highway killed in separate Macon crashes

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Two people died in separate wrecks in Macon on Tuesday afternoon, the Bibb County coroner confirmed.

One of the victims, 17-year-old Dawson Swain, was seriously hurt in a 2 p.m. crash in the 5500 block of Hartley Bridge Road.

Swain was a passenger in a white 2007 Toyota Camry that left the roadway in a curve and hit a tree. Swain and the driver were taken to the Medical Center, Navicent Health, to be treated for injuries, according to Georgia State Patrol post 44 in Forsyth.

Swain died about 10 a.m. Wednesday in the hospital’s intensive care unit, Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said.

A few hours after the Hartley Bridge Road wreck, a 54-year-old man was killed on Ga. 247 at Griffin Road.

Augustine Vega was hit by several cars while trying to retrieve a ladder that fell from a truck he was riding in, the coroner said.

Vega, of Columbus Road in Macon, died at the scene.

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