Man killed in I-85 crash identified

Published 6:20 pm Tuesday, March 23, 2021

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A man has been identified after being killed in a crash on Interstate 85 last week.

Coroner Erin Hackley said that the second man killed in the accident has been identified as Cory Ray McGhee, 48, of Cantonment, Florida. Hackley said McGhee has family in Troup County that he was in the area visiting.

According to Georgia State Patrol, the accident was the result of a wrong-way driver going southbound on the northbound lanes on I-85. The accident occurred near mile marker 24.

The driver of the truck going the wrong direction was identified as William Walker, 47, of Newnan.