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Wreck here kills Glennville banker
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A prominent Glennville businessman was killed in a two-car crash in Hinesville Tuesday afternoon.
Royce Anderson, 63, was killed when the 2008 Nissan Altima in which he was riding collided with another vehicle at the intersection of Bacon and Fleming roads, according to Hinesville Police Traffic Investigators Lt. Max McLendon and Cpl. Scott Hensler.
Another passenger in the vehicle was flown by helicopter to a Savannah hospital with severe injuries. Both drivers suffered minor injuries.
McLendon said the accident happened around 1:23 p.m. when Marion Adams, 60, was driving south on Bacon. Adams, who lives on Fleming Road, tried to turn left at the intersection.
Jeanie Anderson, an executive with First Citizens Bank in Glennville and the former wife of Royce Anderson, was driving the Altima north. Also in the car was family friend Pat Burkhalter, who was sitting in the left rear.
The cars collided at the intersection.
Hensler, who is heading the investigation, said there was no evidence either Royce Anderson or Burkhalter were wearing seatbelts at the time of the impact.
"The impact, from what we could determine, caused Royce Anderson's death," McLendon said.
Royce Anderson was pronounced dead at Liberty Regional Medical Center. Burkhalter, who sustained severe head injuries, was flown to Memorial Health Medical Center in Savannah by Life Star. He is listed in critical condition.
Adams, who was taken to Winn Army Community Hospital, suffered a broken ankle. Jeanie Anderson was treated at Liberty Regional Medical Center for minor injuries.
Royce Anderson was a director of South Georgia Bank and owned Tattnall Insurance in Glennville.
This is the first traffic fatality in Hinesville in 2008.
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