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February 17, 2014

One dead after crash, charges pending

TIFTON —

A two-vehicle wreck Monday morning at the intersection of Upper Ty Ty Road and Ray Taylor Road leaves one Ty Ty man dead.

TFC C.H. Parrish with the Georgia State Patrol Post 13 told The Tifton Gazette Monday afternoon that at 9:01 a.m., 76-year-old Johnnie Hill of Tifton was traveling westbound on Upper Ty Ty Road in a 2002 Ford truck, and Stephen Hobbs, 58, of Ty Ty was traveling east on Upper Ty Ty Road in a 1984 Chevrolet Blazer.

Parrish said Hill attempted to turn left on Ray Taylor Road when both his and Hobbs’ vehicles collided head on. Hobbs was pronounced dead on the scene. Hill received no injuries.

Parrish said the accident is still under investigation by the GSP Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team. Charges are pending.

To contact reporter Latasha Ford, call 382-4321.

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    Pictured are the honorees of Thursday night's annual Public Safety Officer Appreciation and Awards Banquet by the Tifton Elks Lodge. Shown, from left, are Louise Spradley, who organized the banquet, Eddie Brown with the Tift County Emergency Medical Services, Sgt. Debbie Pyles with the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Police Department, Sgt. Bart Walker with the Omega Police Department, Officer of the Year honoree Thomas Catanzarita with the Tift County Sheriff's Office Jail Division, Deputy Jonathan Toledo with the TCSO, Brandi Conway with the Tifton-Tift County Animal Shelter, Georgia State Patrol Trooper Ben Taylor, Officer Brian Shockley with the Tifton Police Department and volunteer Firefighter Brian Fincher with the Chula Fire Department.

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