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Deputies: 2 killed, toddler critical after morning wreck in Monroe County

Two people are dead after a two-vehicle wreck in Monroe County Thursday morning/Tavares Jones (WGXA)

UPDATE 11:50 A.M.

FORSYTH, Ga. -- Officials have identified the fatal victims in Thursday morning's Monroe County wreck as a 24-year-old woman and 51-year-old man.

Carole Foster, 24, was driving the Nissan Altima, while Howard Zach, 51, was driving the Chevy Avalanche pick up truck.

Also, a 10-month-old boy -- who was in the Nissan Altima -- has been flown to Egleston Children's Hospital of Atlanta. Officials say he remains in critical condition.

Witnesses say the Altima was seen crossing the center line.

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ORIGINAL STORY -- 10 A.M.


FORSYTH, Ga. -- Two people are dead and a toddler is in the hospital after a two-vehicle wreck in Monroe County Thursday morning.

Monroe County deputies say the crash happened just around 8:20 a.m. on Highway 83 near Jeffrey Way and Abernathy Rd. in Forsyth. It involved a Nissan Altima and a Chevy pick up truck.

According to Lieutenant Lawson Bittick, two people were killed in the wreck and a third person has been taken to the hospital. There's no word yet on the extent of that person’s injuries.

Deputies say the driver of the Nissan Altima died on the scene. There was also an infant child in the back seat of the Nissan that is now in critical condition and has been flown to Egleston Hospital in Atlanta for treatment.

The driver of the Chevy Avalanche pick up truck died from their injuries on the way to the hospital.

Names of victims are not being released until deputies notify the families.

Traffic is backed up for at least a mile on Highway 83 near the wreck. Deputies say it should be cleared within the next half hour.

This is a developing story. Check back here for updates.

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