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Pine Mountain woman killed in wreck

A passenger was killed and four people were injured in a two-car accident Saturday in Troup County that investigators say was caused by bad weather conditions.

The Georgia State Patrol reports that Tina Akers, 38, of 118 Oak Grove Road, Pine Mountain, a local real estate agent, was killed instantly in the wreck on Georgia Highway 109 near the Georgia-Alabama state line. Four other people, including her husband, driver Charles Akers, 33, of the same address, and two of their children, also were injured.

Charles Akers was still undergoing treatment at Atlanta Medical Center Monday, according to a report from the LaGrange Post, Georgia State Patrol. The two children were treated and released from West Georgia Medical Center.

Also injured, but treated and released from the LaGrange hospital, was the driver of the other vehicle, Ginny Gross,46, of Thomaston.

The State Patrol reports that the Akers vehicle, a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe, slid across the centerline of the two-lane road during snowy conditions and the 2006 Jeep Liberty driven by Gross struck the passenger side of the Aker vehicle.

Troup County Coroner Jeff Cook said he pronounced Akers dead at the scene at 2:09 p.m. Saturday of blunt-force trauma to the head and chest.

The accident is still being investigated. No charges had been filed Monday.

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