Legislative assistant among victims of I-20 wreck

Sunday, Aug 9, 2009 3:17 PM
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WARRENTON, Ga. – Authorities have identified three people killed in a head-on collision on Interstate 20 in Warren County on Saturday night.

Warren County Coroner Paul Lowe identified the victims as Robert M. Rowell, 68, of the 3900 block of Loblolly Trail, Martinez, and Alan William Dick, 63, and his wife, Leah-Tatum Dick, 57, who had homes in Martinez and Atlanta. Mrs. Dick was an administrative assistant for two state senators, Mr. Lowe said. Over the years she had also worked for a number of other legislators, including former state Sen. Joey Brush and former state Reps. Ben Harbin and Robin Williams.

Mr. and Mrs. Dick apparently died instantly. Both were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred about 6 p.m. Mr. Rowell was flown by helicopter from the scene to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital in Augusta, where he died at 7:39 p.m., Mr. Lowe said.

Mr. Rowell, a deliveryman for Elder Care of Augusta, was identified Sunday afternoon. But the names of Mr. and Mrs. Dick were withheld until Sunday night by authorities because they had been unable to contact next of kin.

Mr. Dick was driving a Toyota Avalon westbound on Interstate 20 when he veered across the median and into the path of Mr. Rowell, who was driving a Dodge Dakota pickup truck, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Willie Ramsey.

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casswillxx 08/10/09 - 08:28 am
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Thank you Lord for mercies,

Thank you Lord for mercies, continue to remind us of how precious and fragile our lives are. My heart goes out to each of the families of the departed.

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soldout 08/10/09 - 09:19 am
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There is a big potential for

There is a big potential for accidents on I20. Most drive over the speed limit. If you drive about 65 miles an hour you will hardly ever overtake anyone. never have to do any passing and you have a big cushion in front of you. If is even better if a big truck is in front of you because he becomes a buffer for trouble ahead. You get much better gaa milage and arrive rested instead of tired. Make your driving a relaxing time rather than a contest to get there first. If you try it you will like it.

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Son of God 08/11/09 - 05:46 am
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May God bless both families

May God bless both families in the lost of their loved ones here on earth. Thanks for the comments, We are truly blessed each time we get behind a whell and arrive safely. Soldout thamks for that reminder. That is exactly what i do, speed to go around a slow (as I would call it) truck or car. I will rethink my ways from now on. Cars are not toys. I lost my twin sister is a logging accident in 1996 so everytime I see an accident, I stop to assist and pray. God bless all of you.

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DEVGRU 08/11/09 - 04:39 pm
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I used to work with Bill. He

I used to work with Bill. He was a pretty cool fellow. I will miss him and remember the good times.

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