A Fort Stewart soldier was reportedly killed and another man later died in the hospital after a wreck late Monday night on Highway 84.
The accident occurred around 10:39 p.m. Monday night on Highway 84 near Liberty County High School and the Liberty County School System bus barn, authories said.
Pronounced dead at the scene was Gerald Garner, 25, a soldier stationed on Fort Stewart, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Markus White.
William Fraiser, 31, died of injuries around 1:15 a.m. Monday morning, according to White.
Garner was driving a Chevrolet Malibu east on Highway 84 when it was hit by a Dodge Dakota pickup driven west in the eastbound lanes of 84 by Fraiser, according to White.
A passenger with Garner was also injured and flown by ambulance to Memorial Medical Center in Savannah. His condition was not available.
Liberty County Fire Services Chief Brian Darby said rescue units dispatched from Lake George around 10:39 p.m. found a pickup with one occupant, a four-door sedan and a tractor trailer at the scene of the wreck.
The Fort Stewart soldier, one of two people in the sedan, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Markus White.
Units from the Hinesville Fire Department as well as the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office and Hinesville police department were dispatched to the scene to provide assistance. The road was closed in both directions for several hours while members of the Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team (SCRT) investigated the accident.