Officials have confirmed a second subject was killed in the deadly crash that closed down Interstate 85 southbound just north of LaGrange Monday morning.
Both the driver and passenger in the white Subaru SUV were killed after they collided head on with another silver SUV.
State Troopers say the couple was traveling northbound in the Subaru when they ran into a recreational vehicle while trying to pass the large RV. The Subaru then ran through the median and crashed head-on into an oncoming silver SUV, instantly killing the female passenger.
The male driver was airlifted directly from the scene via helicopter headed to Atlanta, but was diverted en route to Newnan when he went into cardiac arrest. The driver was later declared deceased at a hospital in Newnan.
No one else was injured in the three vehicle crash.
GSP officials advised the family of both victims have been notified and have identified the driver as William Wagar, age 78, and the passenger as Deborah Wagar, age 61. The couple was reportedly travelling north from Florida.
The 37-year-old driver of the silver SUV, who was not found to be at fault, was detained at the scene for not having a valid license. The subject was later arrested and transported to the Troup County Jail where he was charged with Driving While Unlicensed.
Tommy Murphy Staff Writer