Five people were injured, one of them seriously, following a rear-end collision involving two vehicles near the Barnett exit of Interstate-20 in Warren County Sunday afternoon.
Meanwhile, authorities are asking for help in finding a show dog that was last seen running from the accident scene not far from mile post 154 of I-20.
The terrier, who answers to the name, Morgan, was ejected through the rear glass of a Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck, driven by Laura Jenkins, of Swansea, S.C.
Ambulances from both Warren and McDuffie counties responded to the scene of the mishap, which occurred shortly before 4:30 p.m.
The passengers in the other car - a 2004 Dodge Durango - include:
-- Charles James Page, 29, driver
-- Daniel Crowley, 29,
-- Casey Bishop, 22
-- Morgan Bishop, 25,
All were from West Columbia, S.C., according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Alan Williams of the Thomson post.
Morgan Bishop, who was taken by helicopter from the scene, remained in serious condition at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital on Monday, Trooper Williams said. The conditions of the other victims were not immediately known, although they were not believed life threatening, the trooper said. Ms. Jenkins was treated and released.
Mr. Page was traveling in the right hand eastbound lane and slammed into the rear of the pickup truck, Trooper Williams said. The impact of the crash caused the rear axle of the pickup to be torn off.
Trooper Williams said he charged Mr. Page with following too close, reckless driving, driving too fast for conditions and failure to dim his headlights.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the terrier, who had been in Atlanta for a dog show, is asked to contact the Georgia State Patrol post in Thomson at 706-595-2622.