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One man dead in Terrell County crash

One-vehicle accident early Monday leaves one dead

DAWSON — One man is dead after leaving the roadway and hitting a tree just outside of Dawson Monday morning, authorities said.

Terrell County Sheriff John Bowens said that the wreck occurred on U.S. Highway 82 West three miles from the city limits, near Fish Hatchery Road, between 7:30-8 a.m. on Monday. There was just one vehicle involved, Bowens said.

Officers from the Georgia State Patrol post in Americus as well as Terrell County Coroner James Hamby were among those also at the scene. Hamby identified the victim as Rick Brumbley, 45, and confirmed that he had been the only one injured in the crash. There are toxicology screenings being done on Brumbley, the coroner said.

Further information on the crash from the GSP was not available on Monday.