Tragic Head-On Crash in Moultrie, Georgia Leaves One Dead


August 05, 2018

MOULTRIE, GA. – July 27, 2018 (walb.com) According to an online news story on walb.com, one woman was injured, and one man died in a head-on collision July 26 in Moultrie, Georgia.*

At approximately 9:30 a.m. on July 26, 68-year-old Ernest Blackburn, of Doerun, Georgia, was traveling on Tallokas Road in Moultrie. Georgia State Patrol Troopers indicate Blackburn suddenly crossed the centerline of the roadway in his Dodge Caravan and struck a Chevy Monte Carlo that was traveling in the opposite direction. 

Blackburn was transported to Colquitt Regional Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead. The driver of the Monte Carlo, Crystal Slaughter (age not provided), was transported to Archbold Hospital with reportedly serious injuries. Her current medical condition is not known. 

Georgia State Patrol is investigating the collision and has not yet released additional information. It is not clear what caused Blackburn to cross the centerline of the road. It does not appear any passengers were in either vehicle. 

Moultrie, Georgia, is located in Colquitt County, in the south-central part of the state. The Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety compiled crash data for Colquitt County during the years 2012 through 2016 and found surprising jumps in the number of annual vehicle accidents during this time. In 2012, 191 vehicle accidents occurred in Colquitt County. The following year, the total number of accidents jumped to 920. 

However, during the next year, in 2014, 749 vehicle accidents occurred in the county. Accident numbers then stay about the same leading to 2016. From 2012 to 2016, vehicle accidents resulted on average in about 187 injuries and about 10 fatalities.

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