2 local people die in car crash in Waverly Hall

lgierer@ledger-enquirerJuly 29, 2012 

A single car accident in Waverly Hall, Ga. on Saturday night has claimed the lives of two area residents.

Harris County Deputy Coroner Joe Weldon said today that William Troy Taunton, 41, of Shiloh, Ga., and Terri Ann Swint, 36, of Columbus, were killed in the accident on Mount Airy Road.

Weldon said Taunton lost control of the Dodge Challenger he was driving and the car rolled over. Neither of the victims was ejected from the vehicle.

The accident occurred around 8 p.m.

Weldon said that Swint was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:35 p.m.

Taunton was transported to The Medical Center in Columbus and was pronounced dead at 9:23 p.m.

Weldon gave the cause of death for both as blunt force trauma but added that Taunton's body was sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab in Atlanta.

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