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Witnesses wanted for fatal I-16 crash

The accident happened around 7:15 Thursday night on I-16 West. It shut down the highway for hours.

Lieutenant Brad Wolfe said that the drivers and passenger were transported to the hospital by the time the authorities arrived.

"Upon arrival deputies found 2 vehicles in the west bound lane with extensive damage," he said.

Officers said the jeep driven by Thomas Duncan of Henry County, 19, collided with the Honda Accord driven by Laurie Bower, 37.

Thursday night, investigators said one of the cars was traveling east and crossed the median strip into the westbound side. But as time passed, more information surfaced.

Investigators now say both cars were driving in the westbound lane. Lt. Wolfe says that will delay their findings while they look into new angles into the case.

"We're still investigating how the two vehicles came to meet, where they did in the roadway," said Wolfe.

Bowers was pronounced dead on the scene by Coroner Leon Jones Thursday night. She's from Bluffton, South Carolina.

Both Duncan and the passenger in the jeep, Spencer Rush, 19 are being treated at a Macon hospital.

Even though officers don't know what caused the crash, Lt. Wolfe says it should be a warning to other drivers.

"Always drive defensively. Concentrate on driving when you're driving. Don't be distracted by cell phones, texting, listening to the radio. You need to concentrate on the task at hand," he said.


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