Driver killed in wrong-way crash on Interstate 16 in Laurens County ID’d

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A driver who was killed in a Thanksgiving night wrong-way crash near Dublin has been identified by officials, news outlet WMAZ reported.

The victim was identified as Mohamed Karj, 56, of Savannah, WMAZ said, citing the Georgia State Patrol.

A Chevrolet Impala driven by Jana Alligood, 76, of Cadwell was heading west on an eastbound lane of I-16 when she hit Karj’s Volvo head-on, WMAZ reported, citing the GSP.

Karj died from his injuries, and Alligood was flown to the Medical Center, Atrium Health Navicent, according to WMAZ.

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Charges are pending against Alligood, WMAZ reported, citing the GSP.

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