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5 Killed In Head-On Collision, Alcohol Suspected

Five People were killed on Friday night during a head-on collission in LaGrange, Georgia.

According to AJC, Willie Hooks, 28 was driving a 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass northbound on West Point road. Hook tried to pass a car in a no pass zone and crashed into Melanie Kay Lemmon, 23, who was driving a 1995 Pontiac GrandAm.

Both Hooks and Lemon were killed in the crash. Three other passengers in Lemon’s car were killed. Two survivors were airlifted to hospitals in Columbus and Atlanta.

John Hart, who witnessed the crash, told LaGrangeNews.com:

“It was the awfulest thing I have ever seen and I’ve seen a few car crashes… It looked like the back end of that car passed the front end. The car was bent like an L and the back end was raised so you could see the gas tank and the shock absorbers.”

Police do not know the cause of the crash yet but they do believe that alcohol was involved. Georgia State Troopers said that blood was drawn from Hooks to determine if he had been drinking.

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