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.

Stay tuned to News 12 for the latest developments on this story.


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  • by Anonymous Location: grovetown on Dec 3, 2008 at 07:45 AM
    juju was a close personal friend of mine and always will be i just i could of tould him how i really felt (i love you)
  • by Stepanie Baster Location: Heptizbah,Ga on Jan 2, 2008 at 03:10 PM
    I just have a question about the four that were kill on dec.11,2007. I just wondering about why no one went to question the survier of the reck she remembers everything from before and afther the reck has happen, and also why is the case is close without her statement.
  • by mechele Location: wyoming on Dec 22, 2007 at 09:37 AM
    I HOPE THAT THEY WILL LIVE THROUGH THE RECK.
  • by Aireka Location: Washington on Dec 16, 2007 at 07:49 PM
    I just would like everyone to pray for the remaining family and friends to heal in due time. Close friend of family
  • by Jaquanna Jones Location: Waynesboro Ga. on Dec 15, 2007 at 04:07 PM
    My heart and condolences goes out to both familes. I new Fred Petrea Jr. and Clarrisa Thomas for they both are in my JROTC class. Fred has always been a nice boy him and his sister Mendi. I pray that the Lord strenthens them and build them up where they are torn down. He said he will never leave you or forsake you. For I know how close Mendi and Fred were to their dad. I am praying so hard for Clarrisa for the Lord is a HEALER and he is going to heal her. My heart is forever with both familes. god Bless!
  • by Lil Mama Location: Burke County on Dec 15, 2007 at 11:48 AM
    It is so sad when you know someone and they gots to leave you. Yes I knew Julius we didn't talk to each other, but i knew him. He was a nice, and quiet person to be around. Now Julius you can rest without being awoke. Love always a girl you knew
  • by Kari Location: Ft.Lauderdale, Fl on Dec 14, 2007 at 07:26 PM
    My prayer's go out to my loving Aunt Carrie and cuz Boggie(Julius). You both will be greatly missed BUT never forgotten by your loving family located in Florida. R.I.P. LOVE Kari(Kassie)
  • by Ms. Gordon Location: Burke County on Dec 13, 2007 at 08:50 AM
    Words cannot express my sympathy. May the Lord be with you all. I pray for strenghth and comfort during this rough time. May God Bless you all.
  • by Quintavia and Victoria Location: Burke County on Dec 13, 2007 at 08:21 AM
    Julius was a good person and fun to b around. Me and my sister send our prayers out to the family. We will miss you Julius
  • by susan Location: hephzibah on Dec 12, 2007 at 07:29 PM
    I new Fred and Carrie and all of her kids they all have road my bus at one time.Fred has even sub for me.You will all be missed.May God be with you.
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