Two NC men killed in Georgia wreck
Posted November 8, 2011
Crawfordville, Ga. — Two North Carolina men died early Monday when the pickup they were riding in slammed into the back of a tractor-trailer on a Georgia highway, authorities said.
Westbound traffic on Interstate 20 was stopped while authorities investigated an earlier wreck, and a Chevrolet 2500 pulling a 30-foot motorboat hit the back of a tractor-trailer, authorities said.
Paul Jackson Wood, 56, of Wake Forest, and Robert Travis Lawson, 23, of Morehead City, were killed. The driver of the pickup, Cecil Calvin Holcomb, 19, of Raleigh, was airlifted to Medical College of Georgia in Augusta for treatment and was listed in critical condition.
Investigators haven't determined how fast the pickup was going before the crash, but they said there was no indication that Holcomb applied the brakes before the pickup hit the tractor-trailer. The case remains under investigation.
All lanes of westbound I-20 were closed for 13 hours while state police investigated both crashes and cleared away the wreckage.