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Fort Valley man dies in Houston wreck

A Fort Valley man died Sunday after his Chevrolet Corvette apparently ran a red light in Houston County and was struck by cross traffic.

Curtis Dupree, 63, was found dead at the scene of the wreck, which happened about 1:50 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Ga. 96, Houston County sheriff’s deputy Danny Glass said.

A preliminary investigation indicated that Dupree was heading east on Ga. 96 when he ran a red light at U.S. 41, Glass said. A Toyota Tacoma pickup truck traveling south on U.S. 41 struck the Corvette on the driver’s side door.

Following that collision, a Harley-Davidson motorcycle traveling north on U.S. 41 struck the Corvette’s passenger-side door.The two people in the pickup truck, an adult and an 8-year-old, were taken to Houston Medical Center in Warner Robins with non-life-threatening injuries, Glass said. The man and a woman who were riding the motorcycle were taken to The Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon with serious injuries. The motorcycle riders were in stable condition as of Sunday evening, Glass said.

The intersection was closed for about two hours after the wreck.

Glass said Dupree was wearing a seat belt. No one was charged in the case.

By Sunday evening investigators found no indication of what might have caused Dupree to run the red light.

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