The Latest: Georgia crash kills woman, stepson going to work

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Posted: Jun 22, 2016 6:11 PM

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on a head-on crash that killed five people on Interstate 16 in southeast Georgia (all times local):

6:10 p.m.

A relative of two people who died in a Georgia highway crash that killed five says his wife was driving her stepson to work when they were struck head-on by a car on Interstate 16.

Donald Vincent said Wednesday that his wife, 66-year-old Judy Johnson Vincent, and his 44-year-old son, Ronnie Bruce White, had left home in rural Eden early Wednesday. They were heading 22 miles into Savannah, where White had just taken a job with a roofer.

Vincent said his wife of 29 years was a devout woman who attended functions at her Baptist church three days a week. He said he and his son were fond of hunting, fishing and drinking beer together.

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5:45 p.m.

The Georgia State Patrol has released the names of five people killed in a head-on crash west of Savannah on Interstate 16.

On Wednesday evening, the State Patrol identified the driver of a Ford Mustang that crossed the highway median into oncoming traffic as 49-year-old Aundrey Renar Douglas of Claxton. Also killed were Douglas' two passengers, 62-year-old Willie James Braggs of Glennville and 24-year-old Devon Mobley of Claxton.

The State Patrol says two other motorists died in a Kia Sport struck by the Mustang. They were identified as 66-year-old Judith Johnson Vincent and 44-year-old Ronnie Bruce White — both of Eden.

Sgt. 1st Class Chris Nease of the State Patrol says investigators have not determined what caused the crash, which happened just before 6 a.m. Wednesday.

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9:30 a.m.

Authorities say five people are dead after a head-on crash between two cars on Interstate 16 west of Savannah.

The Georgia State Patrol says the crash happened Wednesday morning just before 6 a.m. near the city of Pooler.

The State Patrol said investigators suspect a Ford Mustang traveling west on I-16 crossed the median and smashed head-on into a Kia Soul in the eastbound lanes.

In a news release, the State Patrol said five people were killed — three in the Mustang and two in the Kia. There were no survivors in either vehicle.

Troopers are still investigating the crash, which shut down all eastbound lanes of I-16 heading into Savannah during rush hour Wednesday. The names of those killed were not immediately released.