Second death in downtown wreck

October 15, 2007

AUGUSTA, Ga.---Last week's car-truck wreck near downtown Augusta has now claimed two lives.

81-year-old John Gunter of Augusta was the driver of the car that ended up under the truck on Laney Walker Boulevard.

His wife, Willie Mae Gunter, died Wednesday (October 10). John Gunter died later of his injuries.

A passenger is still in the hospital.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was uninjured.

Deputies say the blinding sun may have been a factor in the wreck. No charges were filed. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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