Victim Killed in Burke County Crash has been Identified in Burke County, Georgia

May 29, 2018

BURKE COUNTY, GA – May 23, 2018 (  According to an online report from, the man killed in a Burke County accident has been identified.*

A man involved in a Burke County crash has been identified as Coty Ryan Smith, aged twenty five.  Smith is from Hephzibah and due to the extent of his injuries, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene.  The crash happened on Highway 25 north close to Taylor Brothers Express, per the Burke County Sheriff’s Office.

Smith happened to be a passenger in a 1996 Mercy sedan operated by Jordan Chase Youngblood, aged twenty.  Due to his injuries, Youngblood was taken to an area hospital where he is listed as being in serious condition.  

The driver of the Ford truck involved in the accident is named James Willie Houghbook, aged sixty four, from Sardis, Georgia.  Due to his injuries, he was taken to an area hospital where he is currently being listed as in critical condition.

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