5 killed in head-on collision in Georgia

Posted on: 1:57 pm, February 9, 2013, by , updated on: 02:00pm, February 9, 2013

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LAGRANGE, Ga. — Five people were killed and two others were injured in a head-on collision  between two cars in the west Georgia city of LaGrange, officials said Saturday.

MyFox8 reported that witnesses saw a 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass passing other cars at high speed through in a no-passing zone before it slammed into a 1995 Pontiac GrandAm headed in the opposite direction.

Willie Hooks, 28, was killed in the Oldsmobile and 23-year-old Melanie Kay Lemmon was killed in the Pontiac. Also killed were three passengers in the Pontiac, whose names were not immediately released. Initial reports indicated that one may be a young child.

The two injured passengers were reportedly airlifted to hospitals in Atlanta and Columbus.

The Georgia State Patrol said it is having a blood-alcohol test conducted on Hooks.