Two people were killed over the weekend in a fiery crash in Barrow County. The incident happened on Hwy. 316 early Saturday morning about 2:35 a.m. The crash happened between Hwy. 81 and Carl-Bethlehem Road.
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Authorities suspect at least one driver in the deadly crash may have been under the influence, according to an article on Patch.com.
“Investigators are working on determining if impairment was a contributing factor in the crash, because it is suspected,” Barrow County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Ryan Sears said Wednesday to Patch reporters. “Barrow County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene of the crash to find both of the cars involved engulfed in flames, according to the sheriff’s office.”
Anthony Hawkins, 21, of Bethlehem and Aileen Fisk, 39, of Monroe, were declared dead at the scene.
“According to the sheriff’s office, Fisk was driving a Dodge Charger westbound in one of the highway’s eastbound lanes when she struck Hawkins’ Nissan Rogue head-on,” the article reads. “Both drivers were the only occupants of their vehicles. Hwy. 316 was shut down until about 5 a.m. in the aftermath of the wreck.”
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that Anthony Hawkins made an indelible impression on those who knew him well, almost always with his actions instead of his words.
“Walker said Hawkins’ former co-workers (at Domino’s in Wider) — including his sister, Alida, who works as a delivery driver — have had a difficult time absorbing his loss the past few days,” the AJC article reads. “Hawkins had worked at the store for 2-3 years while going to college and had risen quickly from driver to management once he became a full-time employee — and for good reason.”
Hawkins’ manager said he would always step-up to the plate and do whatever was needed.
Fisk, from Monroe, was reportedly a kindergarten teacher.