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McDuffie crash kills Grovetown man

Posted: January 12, 2012 - 10:10pm  |  Updated: April 11, 2012 - 8:45am


A 32-year-old Grovetown man died after a crash on Interstate 20 in McDuffie County Wednesday evening.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, David Austin Balfour was traveling westbound near mile marker 166 in a 2001 Ford Explorer around 11:20 p.m. when the vehicle left the roadway.

Officers said the driver overcorrected and flipped after the vehicle became airborne.

The vehicle continued to flip until it came to a rest at the bottom of a embankment.

Witnesses at the scene told officers the vehicle had been traveling at a high rate of speed prior to the incident.

Balfour, who was partially ejected, was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after midnight, according to McDuffie County Deputy Coroner Sammy Purvis.

Balfour was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Authorities are investigating if Balfour was under the influence of alcohol.

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Your last sentence in this should have a follow up, it plants a seed in people's mind that alsohol may have been involved and he has a family who loves him. Whether it was or wasn't should be printed also. Thanks