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1 killed, 4 injured in Thomson single-vehicle rollover

Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 5:49 PM
Last updated 8:52 PM
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 THOMSON — One person was killed and four others injured in a single-vehicle rollover in McDuffie County on Monday morning.

A 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pickup driven by Christopher B. Williams, of Pendleton, S.C., southbound on Washington Road in Thomson swerved to miss a truck and went airborne before rolling, according to the Georgia State Patrol. A witness told officers that the truck was traveling faster than 80 mph.

Four passengers in the truck were not wearing seat belts and were ejected, Trooper Steve Shelton reported. Jesus Garcia Gonzalez, 35, of Gainesville, Ga., was in the front seat and was killed.

Hernandez Geraldo, 28, Jacoby McNeal, 54, Onofer Martinez, 39, and Williams, 30, were injured and taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center in Augusta.

Hospital spokeswoman Denise Parrish said Williams was in fair condition Monday afternoon. Geraldo and McNeal were treated and released on Monday. A condition status wasn’t available for Martinez.

The trooper said all are employees of McNutt Service Group, a concrete finishing company in North Carolina. Shelton said Williams was driving on a suspended license for a DUI conviction.

Charges are pending. Shelton said Williams could be charged with vehicular homicide.

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fedex227
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fedex227 10/15/13 - 07:38 am
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Because of their names?
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Your Archie Bunker is showing.

Marinerman1
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Marinerman1 10/15/13 - 08:00 am
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Sorry...

Names + profession = questions. Hey, remember that because of the DEMOCRATS, eVerify is down, so we can't check otherwise... : - )

dashiel
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dashiel 10/15/13 - 08:03 am
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As Usual

Guilty until proven innocent

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 10/15/13 - 09:29 am
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God bless
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Gonzalez soul.

David Parker
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David Parker 10/15/13 - 10:34 am
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condolences for the loss

condolences for the loss

Marinerman1
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Marinerman1 10/15/13 - 11:18 am
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Serious Now

Thoughts and prayers to the families, especially the Gonzalez family for their loss. I know they don't protect you all of the time, but I wish there was a way to get everyone to wear their seatbelt. I had a devil of a time, getting my 87 year-old Dad to buckle up, but we finally made it. And I do wonder why the excessive speed. You would think that Williams should be driving on eggshells, know he's driving illegally. AND @Dashel - how can Williams NOT be guilty -- driving on a suspended license because of a DUI ??!!

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