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Suspected Drunk Driver Kills One, Maims Another in Walton County, Georgia


September 28, 2018

WALTON COUNTY, Ga. — A drunk driver slammed head-on into the car occupied a father and son on September 21, 2018, in Walton County. The father tragically died, and the teenage son was severely injured according to actionnewsjax.com. The suspected drunk driver also suffered injuries in the crash. Law enforcement officers have charged the alleged drunk driver with crimes relating to the accident. The final crash report is not complete and the particulars of the crash.*

Kevin Buice, 19, received a ride from his father Richard as Kevin left his managerial position at a local pizza shop. The pair were headed home when a car headed the opposite direction slammed head-on into them after the other vehicle crossed into their lane. The force of the impact crumbled the SUV in which the father and son rode. The pair ended up trapped under the dashboard and could not free themselves. Witnesses say the two called for help and talked about whether they would survive the crash. Richard passed away while trapped in the wreckage. 

Now, Kevin is confined to a hospital bed in Piedmont Athens Medical Center after complicated surgeries to repair his mangled legs. The collision snapped the bones in his legs. Rods and pins now hold his legs together. Doctors say he will have problems walking in the future.

Kevin suffers in tremendous physical pain. His emotional distress is nearly unbelievable. This tragic collision happened approximately three months after his mother died from a respiratory illness. Now his father is dead, and he faces a long stretch of rehabilitation without health insurance. Kevin's sister set up a "GO FUND ME" page to help her brother pay for what assuredly will be expensive medical bills. 

Alexis Wynn, the suspected drunk driver, was also hospitalized. He will face a judge in the near future. Police say they found a beer can in his car at the accident scene. Wynn is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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