Four dead in car wreck

By: Carin Fitzgerald, 11 O'clock Producer Email
By: Carin Fitzgerald, 11 O'clock Producer Email

News 12 at 11, December 11, 2007

WAYNESBORO, GA-- Four people killed in a wreck tonight (December 11) in Burke County.

It happened around 6:30 p.m. on US Highway 25 North at Gresham Road, that's near Keysville between Augusta and Waynesboro.

Burke County deputies tell News 12, two cars were involved and some of the victims were trapped inside the wreckage.

Authorities identify the four victims as 52-year old Fred Petrea of Waynesboro. He was driving a Kia Solantra that collided with a Toyota Camary with 41-year old Julius Thomas Sr. of Augusta, 41-year old Carrie Mae Habersham of Hephzibah and 16-year old Julius Thomas Jr. of Hephizabah. Again, all four are now dead.

Their 17-year old daughter, Clarrisa Thomas survived the crash and is bring treated right now at MCG.

Crews have since cleared the scene. The Georgia Highway Patrol and the Burke County Sheriff's Office are now working together to find out how the deadly crash happened.

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