Details in I-20 weekend fatality

Monday, May 18, 2009 5:49 AM
Last updated 10:33 AM
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CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga. – Two men returning from a golf trip were killed after the driver of the vehicle in which they were riding lost control and slammed into trees on Interstate 20 in Taliaferro County on Saturday.

Webb Bufford, a dispatcher with the Georgia State Patrol’s Washington post, this morning identified the victims as William Bruce Posey, 54, of Columbia, S.C., and David Mapp Sloan, of Providence, N.C.

Taliaferro County Coroner Milton Alexander said the men died from blunt force trauma.

The driver of the SUV, as well as a third passenger, survived the 4:50 p.m. crash, Coroner Alexander said. The names of the driver and that passenger still had not been made public as of this morning.

The coroner said the driver received a broken leg and other injuries and was taken to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital in Augusta. The driver told authorities the four men were traveling back to Columbia after a golf outing.

The double-fatality remains under investigation by the Georgia State Patrol’s Specialized Reconstruction Team in Gainesville.

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jrbfromga
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jrbfromga 05/18/09 - 06:00 am
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"Wet roads forced the car off
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"Wet roads forced the car off the highway and into two trees"? This is a tragic accident, but the road being wet didn't force the car off of the highway, the driver failed to keep the car on the highway. I have driven on a great many wet roads, and other than slow down, the road never forced me to do anything.

belle
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belle 05/18/09 - 06:31 am
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jrbfromga..Do you always wake
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jrbfromga..Do you always wake up an uncaring hateful jerk or is it just today?

harrisjr
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harrisjr 05/18/09 - 06:34 am
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jrbfromga Were you there or

jrbfromga Were you there or anywhere close to the accident?

champagne
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champagne 05/18/09 - 06:41 am
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and that is where you are

and that is where you are wrong jrb, i would think that many people would consider hydroplaning being forced off the road. I am not sure if that is what happened to this car but i might have been. It happened to me a couple of years ago and I was only doing 20/mph and my car hydroplaned off the ground and sat crossways on a guardrail. So it could happen.

George30909
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George30909 05/18/09 - 07:13 am
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Belle. Jrb is not being an

Belle. Jrb is not being an uncaring hateful jerk. He is only stating the truth, and not doing it is a mean hateful way. Your understand only comes from your inability to allow fault to lay where it should and it is not with the road. You sound like a spooky democrat that would say that gun Killed the other person when the gun did not do a darn thing, when it was really the person that pulled the trigger did the killing not the gun. Just as this case. The road had nothing to do with the accident, it was the inability of the driver to reason that maybe he should have slowed down.

George30909
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George30909 05/18/09 - 07:20 am
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Harrisjr. jrbfromga was prob

Harrisjr. jrbfromga was prob not there, but knowing the traffic on I-20 there were prob several more cars in the near vacinity. We did not read about any others wrecking or the likes. Leading to the most likely cause was this person was a speedster, younger driver that is invinciable, big deal it is raining that is no reason to slow down attitude. This time he or she did not get away with it. Dying from your actions is a horrible thing, but do not blame things on something that is not that cause. The road did not just pick on this one car to throw off and leave the others that would be in the area alone.

stormy
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stormy 05/18/09 - 07:24 am
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George, I agree. JRB told

George, I agree. JRB told the truth.

colcamp1
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colcamp1 05/18/09 - 07:29 am
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George you sound like an anal

George you sound like an anal retentive idiot. What in the hell does being a Democrat or not, have to do with this topic. People like you are the main reason that so called conservatives are on the side line whining like babies. Two people are dead and the only thing an idiot like you can do is take a swipe at politics.

harrisjr
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harrisjr 05/18/09 - 07:31 am
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George Where you there and

George Where you there and what makes you such an expert on this matter?

jubalaearly
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jubalaearly 05/18/09 - 07:38 am
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coal, you have the audacity

coal, you have the audacity to call someone else an idiot??????? FUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

sophiecat1
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sophiecat1 05/18/09 - 07:51 am
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Jrb. You are the person who

Jrb. You are the person who finds cruel sarcasm in anything, because you are unhappy with your miserable life. You are the person everyone avoids, becasue you feel you are better and smarter than everyone else. You probably sit in the dark all day watching re-runs of Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy, too. Why don't you try to refrain from ranting for a while, especially when your rants deal with people who have lost loved ones. Generally, as a rule it is impolite to make stupid comments about crash victims.

colcamp1
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colcamp1 05/18/09 - 07:54 am
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JUB if you turn two peoples

JUB if you turn two peoples deaths into a political discussion, I would call you an idiot too. I am willing to bet that most will agree with me about this than with you.

themaninthemirror
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themaninthemirror 05/18/09 - 07:58 am
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What you people are doing

What you people are doing here is picking up on the reporter's inability to articulate clearly what the cause of the accident was. Wet roads may not have anything to do with the accident at al. It could have been mechanical problems. The tragedy is that whatever the cause of the accident, two people lost their lives.

George30909
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George30909 05/18/09 - 08:02 am
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harrisjr try almost 6 and a

harrisjr try almost 6 and a half million miles commercial driving accident free and you would have seen the majority of all scenarios of most any accident. Until you have done that driving is just something that most people like yourself does with out starting the brain to all the possibilities in driving. Now go flap your typing finger where it matters.

George30909
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George30909 05/18/09 - 08:06 am
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Harrisjr see your democrat

Harrisjr see your democrat attitude is showing thru with your slur throwing anal retentive idiot bs. You are so full it and yourself you can not see nothing but crap due to it covering you eyes and minds, so go join the rest of your party and whine. Ohhhhhhhhh by the way figure out car control when you commies try to work on gun control.

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lurker 05/18/09 - 08:24 am
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Well put sophie.

Well put sophie.

jubalaearly
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jubalaearly 05/18/09 - 08:26 am
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coal, I was referring to you

coal, I was referring to you in general, not just your post on this headline!

HotFoot
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HotFoot 05/18/09 - 08:37 am
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I was driving back from

I was driving back from Atlanta on I-20 Saturday through the rain and slowed down to 40 mph at some points because of the depth of water on the road and the impaired visibility. I've noticed that for some reason, the highway around that area is particularly conducive to hydroplaning, though I have no idea why. But my main point is that I was being passed by motorists going at least 70 in those conditions. I have no idea what happened to these poor people--and I am heartily sorry for them and their families--but people do need to realize how dangerous it is.

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Little Lamb 05/18/09 - 08:39 am
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I can understand why a green

I can understand why a green reporter, fresh out of journalism class, might write the ridiculous sentence about wet roads "forcing" a car off the road. But I don't understand why the editor allowed the sentence to see the light of day in print. Someone other than the driver was asleep at the wheel.

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willistontownsc 05/18/09 - 08:43 am
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The media outlets need to

The media outlets need to make the headlines more specific in their links. I just clicked on this thinking that the fatal crash happened on I-20 in Aiken County.

jubalaearly
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jubalaearly 05/18/09 - 08:50 am
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willi, it being you, I can

willi, it being you, I can understandyour confusion!

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curly123053 05/18/09 - 08:52 am
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This type of reporting has

This type of reporting has been going on the entire 22 yrs I served as an EMT. I have learned that if you do not drive according to the conditions of the road(with very very few exceptions)you will find yourself in an accident. Especially on the interstates. Just because the speed limit sign says 70mph people are going to try to drive at least 70mph whether it is dry, rainy, or icy. 90% of the accidents I worked where the media blamed the accident on the weather, it was the fault of the driver for not driving according to the conditions of the road as most driver's manuals state. Unless the wind blows your vehicle off the road or a tree gets blown down in front of your car it is up to the driver to adapt to the conditions around them. I am sorry for this loss of life,

Reality
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Reality 05/18/09 - 09:07 am
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You all will argue about

You all will argue about anything, it would be funny if it wasn't so sad....

disssman
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disssman 05/18/09 - 09:22 am
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JBFROMGA might have a point

JBFROMGA might have a point as to how we looka t things today. It seems we state the news to fit our comfortable little life. Why didn't the story highlight the fact the driver was obviously flying and should have slowed down? Would it be better to tell the truth or would that offend people too much, so we try to make it sound as if the person driving had no options left. Sure I am sorry for the people killed and injured, but I am more thankful my family wasn't near the vehicle when the driver lost control. trully a tragedy, but one that wasn't caused by anything but stupidity.

colcamp1
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colcamp1 05/18/09 - 09:22 am
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Jub that' s your problem. I

Jub that' s your problem. I was limiting my comments to this topic. If you wish to criticize my pass or future comments, you should do it at the time the comments are made.

colcamp1
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colcamp1 05/18/09 - 09:24 am
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How do we know whether or not

How do we know whether or not the driver suddenly became ill? I rather give the person the benefit of the doubt, until proven otherwise.

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Tots 05/18/09 - 09:32 am
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Reality-I'll 2nd that post.

Reality-I'll 2nd that post.

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asustudent75 05/18/09 - 09:35 am
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Very sad story. Why

Very sad story. Why speculate on what happened? 2 people will never see their families again...prayers are with their families.

belle
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belle 05/18/09 - 09:59 am
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chaterlau3....THANK YOU! My
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chaterlau3....THANK YOU! My point exactly but much better stated. It is irrelevant how the car left the road as no other vehicles or persons outside of the car were injured. There are people in great pain and suffering great loss. Focus on them, pray for them. p.s. George30909....well, I WAS a republican prior to your ignorant uneccesary comment but sharing a party with people like you may just change my mind.

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soldout 05/18/09 - 10:22 am
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does everyone know to cut off

does everyone know to cut off cruise control when it is raining?

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