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5-year-old killed in wrong-way crash on I-75

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A 5-year-old child was killed in a wrong-way collision on I-75 in Bibb County Thursday morning. His father was injured in the crash and the driver was also killed.

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the fatal traffic collision that occurred just after 4 a.m. Thursday on I-75 southbound at Bass Road.

According to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, a Chevrolet Tahoe  was traveling north in the I-75 southbound lanes, near the Bass Road off-ramp, when it collided head on with a Toyota Camry going southbound.

The driver of the Camry, identified as 27-year-old Nomari Waite of Florida and 5-year-old Carmyn Anderson of Atlanta, who was a  back-seat passenger, were pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Lonnie Miley, the  front passenger identified as 26-year-old Marcellas Coppage, Carmyn’s father, was transported to the Navicent Health Hospital, and is listed in critical condition.

The 27-year-old driver of the Chevrolet Tahoe was transported to the Navicent Health Hospital and was later pronounced dead. His next of kin has not been notified at this time. The sheriff’s office will release the driver’s name will be released once they have been notified.

The traffic collision is still under investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500.