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Friday wreck victim remains in critical condition

By Beth Alston

AMERICUS — The driver involved in a one-vehicle crash, on Ga. Highway 49 South Friday, remains in critical condition in a Macon hospital.
The accident occurred at approximately 12:30 p.m. Friday on 49 South. According to the accident report from the Georgia State Patrol Post 10, which investigated, a 1999 Chevrolet C15 SUV, driven by William G. Casey, 25, of Coleman, was traveling south when the vehicle traveled off the roadway onto the west shoulder. The SUV continued traveling south, straddling an embankment. The driver attempted to get the SUV back onto the roadway, but the SUV traveled up an embankment and overturned several times, ejecting the driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, according to the report. The vehicle finally came to rest in a field west of the highway, facing east, resulting in disabling damages.
The passenger, William G. McKendree, 23, of Dawson, was also injured, and was taken by Gold Star EMS to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center for treatment. Casey, who was airlifted to Macon from the accident scene, was critically injured.
Other agencies on the scene were the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, and Sumter County Fire & Rescue, who helped with traffic control, and packaging the victims for transport. As of Tuesday afternoon, no charges had been filed.