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Athens man killed when car crashes on Lexington Road

By Joe Johnson

An Athens man was killed Monday night in a two-car collision on Lexington Road, according to the Athens-Clarke County Police Department.

Jesse Garner, 67, was driving a 2017 Chevrolet Malibu west at about 9:25 p.m. when the car collided head-on with a 2016 Nissan Rogue driven by a 23-year-old male.

Garner died at the scene.

The Nissan Rogue had five occupants who were transported by EMS to a local hospital, according to police. They are expected to survive.

The investigation remains ongoing, and police asked for anyone with information regarding the crash to contact Senior Police Officer James Trotter at 762-400-7362, or

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