LaGrange man killed, 2 injured in Sunday morning crash

LaGrange man killed, 2 injured in Sunday morning crash

LAGRANGE, GA (WTVM) - A single-vehicle crash on Sunday, Feb. 26 has claimed the life of a Georgia man and injured two others.

The crash occurred at about 5:30 a.m. on Interstate 65 at the 111.80-mile marker, approximately three miles south of Georgiana.

Harshad Patel, 49, of LaGrange was critically injured when the 2012 Kia Optima he was a riding in left the road and struck a guardrail, traveled back across the roadway, and struck a tree.

Patel was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the Kia, Donnie H. Dancy, 52, also from LaGrange, and another passenger were transported by air to Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan for treatment of critical injuries.

Officials say the victims were not wearing seatbelts at time of the crash.

Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.

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