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Three Killed in Highway 82 Crash

Alcohol is suspected as a contributing factor.

Three Killed in Highway 82 Crash

A two-vehicle crash claimed the lives of three Winder residents Saturday evening.

Georgia State Patrol public information officer Gordy Wright said the crash occurred around 10:50 p.m. on Georgia Highway 82, approximately a tenth of a mile west of Holsenbeck School Road.

David Michael Varnum, 53; John Willis Collins, 61 and Wanda Jean Collins, 54, were killed in the crash.

According to Wright, Varnum was driving his 1995 Chevrolet Camaro east on Highway 82 when he crossed the centerline and struck the Collins’ 2001 Ford Taurus head-on.

“Alcohol is suspected as a contributing factor and a blood test will be performed on Mr. Varnum to confirm,” Wright said in a released statement.

There were no other injuries.

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