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Two men were seriously injured in a head-on collision Sunday evening on the Meigs highway. A 21-year-old Cairo man was taken to a hospital in Tallahassee from the crash scene, and a 63-year-old Meigs man was taken to Archbold Memorial Hospital.
At approximately 7:15 p.m. Sunday, Yony Niz-Zacarias, 21, was driving a 2014 Dodge Charger RT north on GA Highway 111 when he improperly passed another vehicle on a hill at a high rate of speed, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
Niz-Zacarias’ Charger struck the front of an oncoming 2013 Dodge Caravan driven by Gregory Yoder of Meigs. The force of the impact caused the Caravan to roll over onto its roof. The Charger traveled off the roadway and overturned several times, the GSP states. Debris from both vehicles struck the 2005 Chevy Classic that Niz-Zacarias had attempted to pass. The Chevy was driven by 19-year-old Jordan Lumpkin of Camilla.
Niz-Zacarias was taken by Grady EMS to Tallahassee for treatment while Yoder was taken by Grady EMS to Archbold. Neither the driver of the Chevy, Lumpkin, nor a passenger in the Caravan, Linda Yoder, 62, required medical treatment, according to the GSP report.
Niz-Zacarias faces multiple charges in the accident including driving under the influence, passing with insufficient clearance, reckless driving, open container, improper lane change and improper passing on a hill/curve, according to the GSP.
Both the Caravan and Charger endured disabling damage in the accident, the GSP reports.