A fatal accident in Franklin County claimed the life of a deputy who was also the sheriff's son.
Franklin County Deputy Cruz Thomas, 26, lost control of his patrol vehicle when a tractor-trailer attempted to change lanes on I-85 near mile marker 163, according to Georgia State Patrol. The incident happened around 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Thomas was traveling northbound on the left lane on the interstate. He was attempting to catch up to a traffic violator when the 18-wheeler changed lanes, forcing Thomas' car into the grass median.
Thomas lost control of the vehicle. It traveled across both northbound lanes of I-85. The car overturned before hitting several trees, killing him.
He was the son of Franklin County Sheriff Steve Thomas. Copyright 2014 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
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