Traffic fatality recorded across the river; passenger seriously injured


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First responders converged on Deepstep Road around dusk Sunday following a single-vehicle accident near O'Quinn Pond Road, not far from the Washington County line.

A Ford pickup truck collided with a tree, and first responders discovered two occupants inside of the vehicle. Pronounced deceased at the scene was William Keith Duncan, 64, the driver. Meanwhile, the passenger was life-flighted to the Medical Center in Macon with "serious injuries," according to the Georgia State Patrol accident report. The passenger was identified as Vickie Duncan.

Added the accident report: "A Ford Ranger was traveling east on Deepstep Road negotiating near O'Quinn Pond Road. The vehicle was traveling at a high of speed and failed to maintain a single lane of travel crossing the centerline off the left side of the roadway striking a tree with its front end."

Neither occupant of the pickup truck "was wearing a seatbelt," added the accident report. 

Sunday's traffic fatality marked the first on Baldwin County roadways since way back in June.

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