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Perry man dies in crash; State Patrol says he didn’t yield at stop sign

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The driver of a pickup truck was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Perry early Friday.

The victim was identified as Marcus Todd Morgan, Georgia State Patrol Sgt. Craig Smith said.

Smith said the accident investigation determined that Morgan was driving a 2003 Ford F-250 south on the North Perry Bypass when he failed to stop at the intersection at the bypass and Main Street, Smith said.

The pickup left the roadway south of Main Street, hit an embankment, hit a telephone poll, rolled over and came to rest on its top against a pecan tree, Smith said.

Morgan was the only person in the vehicle. He was pronounced dead on scene, Smith said.

The accident likely happened between 5:15 and 5:30 a.m., but the wreckage wasn’t discovered until about 6:50 a.m., Smith said.

The crash remains under investigation.

Becky Purser covers breaking and Houston County news. She previously covered crime and courts for Houston and Peach counties for The Telegraph. A graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville with a bachelor’s degree in communications/news-editorial sequence, Becky also has covered city and county government for Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia newspapers.
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