Moultrie Observer

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January 12, 2012

Sardis Church Road crash is fatal

MOULTRIE — A Colquitt County man was killed Thursday morning in a single-vehicle accident after he lost control and his car flipped over before striking a utility pole.

Serafin Luna, 49, of Ortiz Lane, was pronounced dead at the scene on Sardis Church Road. The accident was reported just after 10 a.m.

Luna was driving a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta east on Sardis Church Road when he ran off the road onto the south shoulder, Georgia State Patrol Sr. Trooper Kenneth Jones said.

“He overcorrected when he came back on the roadway and ran onto the north shoulder,” Jones said

The car went into the ditch and began to overturn.

“That’s when he struck that light pole,” Jones said.

The pole was snapped in two close to the base, and the impact caused a second pole across the road to snap near the top.

Colquitt County Electric Membership Corp. employees were working to repair the damage two hours later after the car had been removed.

Luna was ejected from the car, which came to a rest in a field, with Luna trapped underneath the vehicle, Moultrie Fire Department reports said.

He was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, Jones said.

The speed of the car was not known, but it was evident he was driving well over the speed limit, he said.

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