Husband and wife killed in Worth County crash Friday

Tractor-trailer, Chevy Trailblazer collide in Worth County

ALBANY — A married couple was involved in the most recent fatal crash in Worth County on Friday evening, making for a total of four traffic fatalities in the county over the course of a week.

Sgt. Shawn Urquhart, post commander for the Georgia State Patrol post in Albany, said the crash took place at the intersection of Georgia highways 133 and 112 — not far from the Albany city limits — around 7:30 p.m. Friday. The vehicles involved were a 2012 Volvo tractor-trailer and a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer.

The tractor trailer, being driven by Brian Keith Sirmons, was traveling north on Highway 112. The Trailblazer, being driven by Kandy Elizabeth Buis with her husband, David Thomas Buis, as the passenger, was traveling west on Highway 133. The tractor-trailer failed to stop at the intersection and went into the path of the other vehicle before the Trailblazer struck the right side of the trailer compartment Sirmons was hauling, Urquhart said.

The Buis vehicle traveled under the trailer. The couple were pronounced dead at the scene, the post commander said.

Urquhart said the GSP’s specialized crash reconstruction team was still investigating the incident, which included having samples sent to the crime lab for testing, and any charges would not be filed until that investigation was complete. There was no apparent reason to suspect drugs or alcohol was a contributing factor, she said.