Friends remember man killed in crash

by: Matt Johnson Updated:

SOUTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - Friends and family say they are in disbelief after two people were killed in a crash in South Fulton County.

The crash involved three cars on Jonesboro Highway and Buffington Road Friday afternoon. 

Witnesses say the first two cars got into a minor fender bender. When they got out to check the damage, a truck, belonging to Fulton County, came over the hill and slammed into the cars.


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Murphy McKinney, 84, died at the scene. Mary Hughes was taken to the hospital, where she later died.

"I can't believe he's gone," said McKinney's neighbor Jerry Dorough.

Dorough said he's known McKinney for 50 years. 

"You couldn't ask for a nicer man no where. My whole family loved him," he said. 

Union City police continue to investigate the crash. Police say a government employee was involved. 

Police say the employee who caused the crash stayed on the scene and now charges have been announced. 

 

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