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1 dead, 1 injured in Crawford County wreck

The Crawford County coroner says it happened on US-Highway 80 west of Roberta Tuesday morning.

CRAWFORD, Ga. — One person is dead and another is injured after a wreck on US-Highway 80/Georgia-22 in Crawford County Tuesday morning.

The Georgia Department of Transportation says it happened near Billy White Road west of the city of Roberta. 

Crawford County Coroner Sheldon Mattox says he got a call about a two-car accident just before 7 a.m.

According to the sheriff's office, a tractor trailer and a car collided at the intersection. 

The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene by Maddox, and the driver of the tractor-trailer was taken to the hospital.

He says Georgia State Patrol is investigating.

Maddox later identified the driver of the car as 32-year-old Justin Taunton of Thomaston. He says the family has been notified. 

GDOT says all lanes are blocked on the highway, and it should be cleared up around 10 a.m.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more details become available.

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