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Valdosta State University Student Killed in Weekend Crash

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Posted at 10:40 AM, Oct 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-26 14:10:57-04

LOWNDES Co., GA (WTXL) - A Valdosta State University student died after a car crash in Lowndes county over the weekend.

The Georgia State Patrol says Geraldo Vargas was on I-75 when he drove off the road and hit an empty car parked on the shoulder. His vehicle was then hit by a semi.

The 22-year-old was taken to South Georgia Medical Center, where he died from his injuries according to troopers.

Authorities do not believe alcohol played a factor in the crash and say Vargas may have fallen asleep at the wheel.

Troopers say Vargas was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.