2 Ga. deputies killed in crash, officials say

Local news reported the deputies were leaving the funeral of another LEO who had died of COVID-19

By Suzie Ziegler

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. — A crash that closed a Georgia interstate for hours claimed the lives of two sheriff’s deputies, according to WRDW

The crash involved a Fulton County Sheriff’s Office vehicle and a tractor trailer, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office told reporters.  

In a later update, WRDW said the deputies were leaving a funeral for a deputy from another agency who had died of COVID-19. 

Authorities have not yet released the identities of the deputies and it’s unclear what led up to the crash. The condition of the other driver remains unknown.


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