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No charges yet from fatal van wreck
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The McIntosh District Attorney’s Office confirmed Friday that no charges have yet been filed against Willie Hill, the truck driver involved in a crash that claimed the life of a 3-year-old boy.
The accident occurred at 12:35 p.m. on Sunday,
Dec. 27, at the 62 mile marker on I-95 South in McIntosh County. The semi-truck slammed into a Pittsburgh family’s 2007 Toyota Sienna, pushing it off the road and into some woods.
The Georgia State Patrol’s specialized collision reconstruction team is investigating the accident that killed Sean Thornton and injured his parents, Daniel and Susan Thornton, and his older siblings, Sarah, 5, and Christopher, 8.  Hill was also injured in the crash.
GSP officials said the investigation could take six months to a year to complete.
Susan Thornton’s condition was upgraded to fair this week, said Michael Notrica, Memorial Health University Medical Center spokesperson.
Daniel Thornton and Hill were treated and released. The Thornton children’s medical status is not known because of privacy laws.
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