Accident kills man in McDuffie County Sunday night

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THOMSON, Ga. (WJBF) – An accident involving a pickup truck and a tractor trailer claimed the life of a Thomson man Sunday night.

Drake Widener, 19, was a passenger in the pickup. McDuffie County Coroner Sandy Yelton says Widener was killed when the truck he was riding in was struck by the tractor trailer at the intersection of Wire Road and Warrenton Highway late Sunday evening.

Widener’s body has been sent to Atlanta for an autopsy at the GBI lab.

We do not have any information about others involved in the accident at this time.

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