I-20 McDuffie wreck kills Grovetown man

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 11:56 AM
Last updated Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 3:49 AM
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A 32-year-old Grovetown man died after a crash on Interstate 20 in McDuffie County Wednesday evening.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, David Austin Balfour was traveling westbound near mile marker 166 in a 2001 Ford Explorer around 11:20 p.m. when the vehicle left the roadway.

Officers said the driver overcorrected and flipped after the vehicle became airborne.

The vehicle continued to flip until it came to a rest at the bottom of a embankment.

Witnesses at the scene told officers the vehicle had been traveling at a high rate of speed prior to the incident.

Balfour, who was partially ejected, was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after midnight, according to McDuffie County Deputy Coroner Sammy Purvis.

Balfour was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Authorities are investigating if Balfour was under the influence of alcohol.

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tanbaby 01/12/12 - 06:03 pm
prayers to this mans family,

prayers to this mans family, but i just don't think people will ever learn about drinking and driving at high speeds and no seat belts...what a shame...

stillamazed 01/13/12 - 07:20 am
I know this young mans mother

I know this young mans mother and worked with her for a few years, he is her only son. Please keep his family in your prayers.

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