2 dead after head-on crash with cement truck in Walton County

Two people died after a multivehicle wreck in Walton County on Tuesday afternoon.

Credit: Walton County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Walton County Sheriff's Office

Two people died after a multivehicle wreck in Walton County on Tuesday afternoon.

Two women were killed in a three-vehicle crash in Walton County that ended with a vehicle hitting a cement truck head-on, authorities said.

Just before 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, a 1995 Ford Escort was traveling east on Bold Springs Road, Georgia State Patrol said in a news release. The Escort “failed to yield” at the intersection with Ga. 11, pulling out into the path of a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe that was traveling south.

The Tahoe hit the driver’s side of the Escort in the intersection, causing the Escort to veer into the northbound left turn lane of Ga. 11, the release said. The Escort then hit a concrete truck head-on.

The passenger in the Escort, 53-year-old Tammy Godwin, of Monroe, died at the scene, the release said. The Escort’s driver, 37-year-old April Ellis, of Monroe, died while en route to a local hospital.

The driver of the Tahoe was taken to Piedmont Walton Hospital with minor injuries, and the concrete truck driver was not hurt, the release said.

No charges are expected to be filed, because troopers believe Ellis was under the influence of drugs at the time of the crash, the release said.

The Georgia State Patrol’s accident reconstruction team was called to the scene to investigate the wreck. An investigation is ongoing.

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