The LaGrange Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/W7rFgi ) witnesses saw a 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass passing other cars at high speed and in a no-passing zone when it slammed into a 1995 Pontiac GrandAm moving the opposite direction.
The impact killed both drivers — identified as 28-year-old Willie Hooks in the Oldsmobile and 23-year-old Melanie Kay Lemmon in the Pontiac. Also killed were three passengers in the Pontiac, whose names were not immediately released.
Troup County Coroner Jeff Cook confirmed the deaths. The two injured passengers were airlifted to hospitals in Atlanta and Columbus.
The Georgia State Patrol says it is having a blood-alcohol test conducted on Hooks.
Information from: LaGrange Daily News, http://www.lagrangenews.com