1 person dead after head on collision on GA 17

Published: Oct. 30, 2018 at 7:34 PM EDT
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Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018

MCDUFFIE COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- One person is dead after a two-vehicle crash on GA17 MM1 in McDuffie County.

Reports indicated a grey Kia Sorento driven by 21-year-old Cassandra Smith was traveling south in the northbound lane when she struck a blue Chevrolet Silverado driven by 66-year-old Johnny Atkinson head on.

Investigators say the passenger in Mr. Atkinson's vehicle, 64-year-old Carol Atkinson died in this crash.

Ms. Atkinson was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Ms. Smith is facing DUI and Homicide by Vehicle, 1st Degree charges.

This crash is currently being investigated.