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Columbia County men identified in fatal crash

Posted: June 29, 2012 - 1:11pm  |  Updated: June 29, 2012 - 4:34pm

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The Richmond County Coroner’s Office has identified two men who died Thursday in a wreck on Bobby Jones Expressway.

Marcus Hyder, 27, of Evans, and Kyle Davis, 26, of Martinez, died after being struck by a vehicle that drifted over the eastbound lane of Bobby Jones Expressway near Gordon Highway at 1:19 p.m., said Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen.

Police said the two victims and a third man, 48-year-old Matt Taylor, were in the emergency lane adjusting furniture in a pickup truck bed when a car driven by Lydia Martin, 61, of Washington, D.C., drifted across the line and struck the three men.

Taylor was transported to Medical College of Georgia Hospital, where he remains in critical, but stable, condition.

Police believe Martin might have fallen asleep at the wheel. Toxicology tests have been submitted.

Martin faces charges of failure to maintain lane and two counts of second-degree homicide by vehicle.

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Comments (6)

ColaCountyParent

This would be even sadder.if

This would be even sadder.if they had been IDENTIFIED instead of INDENTIFIED.

Barry Paschal

Typo fixed

The typo has been fixed.

according2me

TYPO

Are you kidding me??!! 2 young men lose their lives and all you can do is comment on a misspelled word?? That is whats sad.

Riverrunner30909

TYPO

According:

That is what separates sensitive people from Fools and Idiots. Fools and Idiots always chew on stupid things such as that to cover their own shortcomings.

Riverrunner30909

TYPO

According:

That is what separates sensitive people from Fools and Idiots. Fools and Idiots always chew on stupid things such as that to cover their own shortcomings.

according2me

I could not agree with you

I could not agree with you more, River....

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