Man dies in McDuffie wreck

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THOMSON - A Warrenton, Ga., man was apparently killed instantly when he lost control of his pickup truck today on Mount Pleasant Road, authorities say.

McDuffie County Coroner Rhusha Mack identified the man as James Blackmon, 56, of the 3200 block of Ricketson Road, Warrenton. The victim, who was not wearing a seat belt, died from blunt force trauma to the chest, Mack said.

Trooper First Class Jason Cunningham of the Georgia State Patrol's Grovetown post said Blackmon had been traveling south in a Toyota Tacoma when for unknown reasons he left the west shoulder. The driver then lost control, over-corrected and traveled across the eastbound lane before striking an embankment and overturning at least twice about 5:30 p.m.

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Batman 12/20/10 - 10:58 pm
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My condolences to the family.

My condolences to the family.

Suzy Q
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Suzy Q 12/21/10 - 12:44 am
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My condolences as well.

My condolences as well.

Hopefully, this tragic story will remind people to buckle up. It only takes a couple of seconds, and it's worth the effort!

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Sweet son 12/21/10 - 03:30 pm
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Is it still legal to ride in

Is it still legal to ride in or operate a pickup truck without seatbelts? I know at one time pickups were exempt from the seatbelt laws.

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