Moultrie Observer

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September 22, 2012

Two teens killed in crash

MOULTRIE — Two teenagers died Saturday afternoon in a one-car accident on Old Berlin Road.

Colquitt County Coroner Verlyn Brock said Mary Holt Statom and Madison Sumner, both 16, were killed instantly when their car hit a tree just east of Cook Road about 1:30 p.m.

Brock said the car ran off the road as it went around a curve, the driver lost control and it went down a sloping ditch before striking the tree.

Cobb Funeral Chapel provided death notices to The Observer Saturday evening, but funeral arrangements are incomplete.

This is the sixth fatal vehicle incident in Colquitt County this year, and it comes less than two months after a man died in a crash on the other end of that same road.

On Aug. 4, Robert Curtis Money Jr., 52, died when his truck rolled down an embankment at the Okapilco Creek Bridge on Old Berlin Road.

Other fatalities this year include:

• Leo Talmadge Hopper, 25, of Norman Park, died when his Nissan Pathfinder hit a culvert and overturned on Fred Webb Road July 3.

• Rebecca DeMott, 30, of Doerun, died July 1 when her Jeep Cherokee struck a semi truck on Highway 133 about five miles south of Doerun.

• Robert Aldridge, 45, of Doerun, died May 10 when he was struck by a van. Craig Lee Adams Sr., 52, of Doerun, has been charged with murder and other charges in that incident.

• Serafin Luna, 49, of Ortiz Lane, died Jan. 12 when his Volkswagen Jetta overturned and struck a light pole on Sardis Church Road.

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