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February 10, 2014

Good Samaritan killed in accident

VALDOSTA — A Sunday wreck on U.S. Highway 84 involved six vehicles and resulted in two deaths, including a good Samaritan tending to an injured driver, according to the Georgia State Patrol Monday.

At approximately 8:24 p.m. Sunday, a white car collided with a semi-truck while travelling eastbound on Highway 84 near James Road in Valdosta. The wreck left both vehicles disabled in the westbound lane, said Sgt. L. Carl Taylor with the Georgia State Patrol.

After the wreck, the driver, Ashokkumar Patel, 69, of Valdosta sustained minor injuries that were being tended to by a nurse who witnessed the accident, said Georgia State Patrol lead investigator Trooper Patrick Orr.

A second collision occurred when vehicles traveling westbound, including another semi-truck, struck the disabled vehicles, according to GSP.

The nurse tending to Patel’s injuries, Martitia Jones, 58, of Barwick, died as a result of the second collision at the scene. Patel died shortly after.

At least two others were hurt, but the extent of the injuries are unknown.

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