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5 die in Georgia head-on crash

Feb. 9, 2013 at 7:41 PM   |   Comments

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.

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