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ID released after head-on crash kills adult, child in Hephzibah

 A three-car property damage crash happened on County Rd. 581 Sept. 8.
A three-car property damage crash happened on County Rd. 581 Sept. 8. (WLUC)
Published: Jul. 13, 2020 at 12:20 AM EDT
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HEPHZIBAH, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A two-car crash left two people dead late Sunday on New Karleen Road in Hephzibah, according to authorities.

Richmond County dispatchers said the call came in at 10:18 p.m.

The office of Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen said this morning that Kevin Cook, 31, of Hephzibah, was traveling north on New Karleen in a 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer when the vehicle crossed the double yellow line, striking a southbound 2005 Buick Century head-on. Cook was pronounced dead on the scene at 11:15 p.m., according to Bowen’s office.

A back-seat passenger of the southbound vehicle also died on the scene and was also pronounced dead at 11:15 p.m.

The name of the back-seat passenger, a juvenile, is not being released at this time.

Authorities said at least one other person was taken to a hospital.

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