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Police identify man killed in Athens wreck

Police say this is the fifth fatal motor vehicle crash of 2021 in Athens-Clarke County.
Credit: Athens-Clarke County Police Department Facebook

ATHENS, Ga. — Police have identified a 50-year-old man killed in a crash on Sunday. 

It happened along Tallassee Road in Athens between Christa Lane and Ramble Hills Drive and involved a Jeep Wrangler and Chevrolet Tahoe, Athens-Clarke County Police said. 

The driver of the Jeep, identified as 50-year-old Christopher Nix, of Jefferson, Georgia, died from injuries sustained in the crash.

Two other passengers in the Jeep were also injured, however, police said they do not believe their injuries are life threatening. 

The driver of the Chevrolet, police said, was hospitalized and is also expected to survive, they said. 

Police say this is the fifth fatal motor vehicle crash of 2021 in Athens-Clarke County.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has information regarding the crash is asked to contact Lt. McIlvanie at jonathan.mcilvaine@accgov.com or (762) 400-7089.