Barbour County Fatal Wreck

The body of a Georgia man has been found in Barbour County.

Investigators say a 69-year-old Walter Mead from Columbus, Georgia was found dead in an SUV that had crashed in a wooded area just off County Road 82.

Barbour County Sheriff's deputies say Mead had been dead for several days. Deputies believe the accident happened last Friday night.

Officials say the SUV ran off the road, hitting a tree. That tree fell on top of the vehicle, making it hard to see from the road.

Investigators say the wreck could have been alcohol related.


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