Wrong-way crash on Interstate 95 in Georgia kills 6 people, including Virginia parents and their 3 children

Jordan Culver, USA TODAY
First responders from the Midway Fire Department survey the scene of a fatal accident on Interstate 95, which claimed the lives of multiple people, early Sunday morning, Feb. 23, 2020, in Liberty County, Ga. (AP Photo/Lewis Levine)

Six people were killed early Sunday in Georgia after police say a wrong-way driver crashed head-on into a car with five people, including three children.

The crash happened just after 2 a.m. on Interstate 95 near an exit ramp in Liberty County, according to the Georgia State Police. 

A 77-year-old man, driving alone in a Lexus SUV, crashed head-on into another SUV while driving south in a northbound lane, GSP said in an emailed statement to USA TODAY. A Virginia woman was driving her family in the second SUV, according to GSP. 

The woman was identified by police as Sara Robinson, 41. Nathan Robinson, 37, was in the front passenger seat. Their children, Stephen, Rebecca and Alexander, who range in age from approximately 4 to 14, were also in the SUV. The family was from Portsmouth, Virginia. 

The 77-year-old driver is not suspected to have been impaired at the time of the crash, according to GSP. 

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The northbound lanes near the crash were closed for more than three hours. 

The Lexus had a Florida license plate, Trooper Markus White told The Associated Press. The GSP has not released the identity of the driver of the Lexus, pending family notification.

Contributing: The Associated Press

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Georgia crash: Wrong-way driver, 5 others killed on Interstate 95