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OXFORD — A retired Lifeflight helicopter pilot and his wife died in a three-car accident about 10:45 a.m. Sunday, May 31.

Benjamin Fred Christian, 72, and his wife, Sandra Christian, 70, died after the car he was driving was struck head on by another vehicle that crossed the centerline on Ga. Highway 36. The Christians’ vehicle overturned and another vehicle behind the Christians also struck them.

The Georgia State Patrol is in charge of the ongoing investigation into the crash.

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Senior Reporter

Born and raised in Decatur, Ga. Graduated from Shorter College in Rome, Ga. in 1979 with B.A. in Communications. Worked in community newspapers for 26 years. Started at Rockdale Citizen/Newton Citizen in January 2016.

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