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Details Released in MoCo Fatal Accident

The Georgia State Patrol has released the details of a crash that claimed the life of a 30-year-old mother in Montgomery County on Sunday, May 28.

According to the agency’s report, Jacob Burkhalter, 20, of Soperton, was driving south in a GMC pickup truck on Ray Thompson Road when he lost control of the vehicle because of driving too fast for the dirt road conditions. As a result, the truck ran off the road and overturned, coming to a final uncontrolled rest on the west shoulder of the roadway, on the vehicle’s top, facing north.

Burkhalter and one passenger, Adam Poole, 17, of Soperton, who was riding in the bed of the truck, were fully ejected from the vehicle. The front passenger, Heather Todd, 30, of Brooklet, was partially ejected from the vehicle, while a 5-year-old passenger remained in the vehicle throughout the crash.

Burkhalter, Todd, and the child were all taken to Memorial Health Meadows Hospital by Toombs-Montgomery EMS. Todd was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.

Poole was flown to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah by AirEvac.

A blood alcohol test was administered for Burkhalter; the results have not yet been received.

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