Two killed over the weekend in I-75 crash

Published 11:21 am Wednesday, January 27, 2016


DOOLY COUNTY — Two people were killed in a crash on I-75 in Dooly County Sunday.
According to reports from the Georgia State Patrol Post 30, the accident occurred at around 12:15 a.m. around mile marker 108. Philip Lane, 24 of Warner Robins, was traveling north on I-75 when, for reasons unknown, he traveled off the side of the roadway and struck a guardrail. Lane’s vehicle then traveled back onto the interstate and came to a stop in the center of the northbound lanes of traffic.
The sedan was then struck in the passenger side by a charter bus registered to Logos Travels of Detroit, Michigan that was driven by 56-year old Russell Tanksley of Jonesboro, Georgia. There was one passenger on the bus, identified as 65-year old Wanda McKnight of Atlanta.
The bus ran off the interstate striking a fence and several trees. Both Tanksley and McKnight were ejected from the bus. McKnight and Lane were both killed in the crash. Tanksley got up and back onto the bus where he was found by Dooly County EMS. He is not facing any charges in the incident.
GSP is still investigating the cause of the accident. The northbound lanes of traffic were closed until about 5 a.m.