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North Bryan wreck leaves one dead
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The Georgia State Patrol on Tuesday continued to investigate a Feb. 23 two-vehicle accident in North Bryan County that killed a 77-year-old Bloomingdale man.

The victim, Francis Bunn, was the passenger in a Chevrolet pickup driven by Darwin Morgan, 82, also of Bloomingdale, said Steve Drury, secretary for the GSP post in Brunswick.

The late-afternoon accident occurred near I-16 mile marker 142. Drury said Morgan, who was driving westbound, suddenly cut across the median into the eastbound lanes in an attempt to drive down the on ramp at Exit 143.

Drury said Cumming resident Max Beatty, who was driving an eastbound tractor trailer owned by Averitt Express of Cookeville, Tenn., tried to swerve the semi out of the way, but it hit the pickup’s passenger side, killing Bunn.

Beatty, 51, suffered injuries to his upper body but was not taken to a hospital. Morgan suffered head injuries and was airlifted to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah.

Bunn and Beatty were wearing seatbelts but it was not known whether Morgan was wearing his, Drury said. Charges against Morgan are pending, he said.

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