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Alcohol suspected in crash that closed Ga. 20

CONYERS - A Lithonia man is suspected of being under the influence of alcohol in an accident that closed Ga. Highway 20 south for several hours on Aug. 20 and sent at least two to the hospital with serious injuries.

According to Rockdale County Sheriff's Office reports, shortly before 8 p.m., Victor Carter, 49, of Lithonia was heading south on Ga. Hwy 20 near Ralph Road, just north of the intersection with Honey Creek Road, driving a white 1997 Ford F-250. He had two passengers, a 45-year-old female and a 46-year-old male, who both reportedly had their seatbelts on. Carter reportedly did not have his seatbelt on.

Jacob Godtland, 20, of Conyers, was on Ralph Road in a blue 1997 Ford Crown Victoria, making a left hand turn. Godtland reportedly had his seatbelt on.

The vehicles collided. The drivers of both vehicles were reported with serious injuries.

Godtland was transported by medical airlift to Grady Memorial Hospital.Carter was transported by ambulance also to Grady.

Carter was suspected of being under the influence and investigators are awaiting lab blood test results. Carter's license was already suspended at the time for previous cases of driving under the influence.