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Toombs Teen Killed in Wreck
Monday, 27 May 2013

May 27--  A week after he graduated from high school, a Toombs County teenager died from injuries in a traffic accident.

Toombs County Sheriff Junior Kight says 18-year-old Tanner Williams died after a two-vehicle accident just before midnight Saturday.

He says the accident happened on the Lyons-Center Road not far from the Highway 15 intersection.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, a car was passing Williams' truck when the two vehicles ran together.  The collison caused Williams' vehicle to spin out of control and overturn.  He was thrown from the truck.  A passenger, Cody Williamson, was not seriously injured.

The driver of the car, 18-year-old Sara Chapman of Ailey, and her three passengers were not hurt.

Trooper Denny Garner says none of the people were wearing seatbelts.

Tanner graduated from Toombs County High School Saturday, May 18th.

The State Patrol is investigating the accident.

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