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Truck driver killed in wreck on Georgia 96 in Taylor County identified

The crash happened Thursday morning near Gen. John B. Gordon Road
Credit: TEGNA

TAYLOR COUNTY, Ga. — The driver of a truck was killed Thursday morning in a single-vehicle wreck on Georgia 96E in Taylor County.

Sheriff Jeff Watson says it was a tractor-trailer that overturned after hitting the guardrail.

According to a GDOT West Twitter post, the wreck happened near Gen John B Gordon Road.

Coroner Gary Lowe identified the driver as 26-year-old Jamaris Atkins, from Alabama. Atkins was driving a truck with Ben Keith Company.

The estimated time of clearance was originally 7:30 a.m.

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