LAGRANGE, Ga., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Five people from LaGrange, Ga., were killed and two others critically injured in a head-on crash, the state patrol said Saturday.
The victims of the 6:40 p.m. Friday collision on West Point Road in Troup County were identified Willie L. Hooks, 28, Melanie Kay Lemmon, 23, Miranda Hurston, 37, Hurston's 16-year-old son Tridarius Harrison and her grandson Quamauri C. Harrison, 1, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported
The drivers were Hooks and Lemmon, the newspaper said.
Police said Hooks, who was alone in his car, was trying to pass a vehicle in a no-passing zone when his car collided with Lemmon's car.
The injured passengers were identified as Jayvianna C. Hurston, 15, and Shaquavious S. Harrison, 18.
Police suspected alcohol was a contributing factor to the crash and took a blood sample from Hooks, the newspaper said.