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GSP still investigating circumstances surrounding Sunday morning crash that killed Lyerly man

Updated: Aug 14

Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team (SCRT) is assisting with a fatal crash that occurred Sunday morning on Old Holland Road. On Wednesday, troopers examined the 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo involved and look at the crash scene in Holland. From the skid marks and damage to the vehicle, troop-ers know the Monte Carlo was heading north on Old Holland Road, and it left the roadway on the east shoulder. "The driver overcorrect-ed the wheel, causing [the vehicle] to rotate counter-clockwise. [The vehicle] then traveled across the roadway, striking an embankment, and overturned, partially ejecting the driver, Christopher Hines, 38 of Lyerly, who sustained fatal injuries," according to a preliminary report released by the state patrol. Emergency responders immediately spotted a pool of blood on the ground next to the overturned vehicle. Hines was found in a grassy ditch about 200 yards down the road, according to Sheriff Schrader. The body was a little distance from the crash scene. As of now, officials don't think Hines walked away from the crash. There isn't a blood trail or anything like that. The sheriff told the Summerville News that he doesn't believe Hines was struck by another motorist either due to there not being any evidence of him being struck. Hines was sent to the GBI Crime Lab in Atlanta for an autopsy. The sheriff hopes the GBI's scientists can look at Hines' injuries and shed more light on the tragic crash. Sheriff asked that If anybody saw it or has any information to please contact the sheriff's office or Georgia State Patrol. Sheriff Schrader said, "It could be that someone just panicked. We just don't know."