Late-night accident on Hereford Farm Road kills man, 36

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A 36-year-old Martinez man was killed Wednesday night on Hereford Farm Road after he drove into oncoming traffic, police said.

Officials identified the victim this morning as Vernon Ashley.

The accident occurred about 9:30 p.m. near the road’s intersection with Lawrence Street, according to Columbia County Sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris.

The driver of a 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass crossed into the opposite lane and struck a car head on. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Two people in the oncoming car, one of them David McCaslin, 16, of Evans, were taken to the hospital for treatment, police said.

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