Troopers Release Names of Victims in Fatal Multi-Car Crash on I-75

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Posted at 8:36 PM, Oct 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-04 17:19:03-04

VALDOSTA, GA (WTXL) - Police have released the names of the victims involved in a 3-car crash in Lowndes County.

According to Georgia State Patrol, 52-year-old Kurt McColley was traveling northbound on I-75 around 5 a.m. He was the wrong lanes and heading straight for another car that was carrying 70-year-old Judy Burress.

Bernardo Brito, 48, was also driving his car southbound at the time of the crash.

Troopers said that McColley's car hit Burress' car head-on.  Brito's car then crashed into Burress' car. Both McColley and Burress were pronounced dead on the scene.

Brito and his other passengers, Zweia Brito, a 14-year-old, and a 9-year-old, all sustained minor injuries and were transported to the South Georgia Medical Center for treatment.

GSP said that all the people involved in the crash had on seatbelts. They are still unsure of why McColley was traveling on the wrong side of the road, though they do not believe alcohol or drugs to be a factor, instead, they believe it might have been fatigue. 

GSP said they do not expect to charge anyone in this crash. All three southbound lanes of I-75 were closed until around 9:30 a.m.

Troopers also said another crash occurred as result of the traffic caused by this one. In this crash around 6 a.m., 54-year-old Albert Booth hit the back of a semi truck. Booth sustained minor injuries and was cited for failing to use due care.