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Two Airlifted in Mount Vernon Crash

Two men were airlifted to Navicent Health Center in Macon after a twovehicle crash on Old River Road in Mount Vernon.

Law enforcement officers were dispatched to the wreck at 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, October 8, and discovered two passengers ejected from their overturned vehicle in a field near the road. Georgia State Patrol investigated the scene and determined the suspect at fault, Michael Allan Clifton, 39, and Alex Brinson, 33, were traveling south on Old River Road when they approached a 16-yearold driver from behind. As the teenager took the curve, Clifton’s 2018 Ford F-150 Supercrew struck the young driver’s 2022 Toyota Corolla, which locked up the Corolla’s tire and brought the vehicle to a controlled stop.

Following impact, the men’s vehicle traveled 230 feet south on the roadway before striking the ditch, overturning in a nearby field, and striking a utility pole. Upon the collision with the utility pole, Clifton and Brinson were ejected from the vehicle.

AirEvac was called in for the men and flew them straight to the hospital for immediate care. The teenager had no apparent injuries. Clifton received citations for following too closely, driving too fast for conditions, failure to maintain lane, and failure to use a seatbelt.

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