SWAINSBORO — A Waycross man was among four people killed in a head-on collision on I-16 near here at around noon on Sunday.
The Georgia State Patrol has identified the four who were killed as William Golden Sr., of Waycross, and Lynn Harden, Dianne Mincey Milledge and Jamay Milledge, all of Metter.
Three other people were taken either to the nearby Meadows Regional Hospital or to Medical College of Georgia, all with serious injuries, the GSP said. Family friends have said Golden’s son, a middle school student in Waycross, was among the injured.
State Trooper Powell said an SUV and a truck collided after the SUV veered from the westbound lane, across the median and entered the lane of travel of the eastbound truck.
Personnel from the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Department and the Swainsboro Fire Department and Emergency Medical Service helped with getting the victims out of the vehicles. One lane of the eastbound portion of I-16 was shut down all afternoon Sunday, the GSP said.
According to the GSP, the crash occurred at Mile Marker 88 on I-16 in Emanuel County.
William Golden was a driver for Gibson-McDonald in Jesup, delivering furniture from the warehouse there.
A co-worker said he was “such a sweet person and so happy, always had an uplifting word for you. I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.”
Golden has been a “community athletic coach” in Waycross at the high school and middle school level.