Public asked to help locate family of wreck victim

By JOHN A. WINTERS
john@newnan.com
The Georgia State Patrol has released the name of the man killed in Wednesday’s head-on collision south of Moreland in hopes family members can be located.
George Daniel Spratlin, 72, from Greenville, Ga., died in the accident on U.S. Highway 27 Alt. Efforts to locate relatives have proved unsuccessful, said GSP spokesman Gordy Wright. 
Spratlin was driving a Buick LeSabre northbound on the highway when he swerved to avoid another car coming out of a residential driveway, according to a preliminary investigation. He crossed the the centerline and hit a southbound Toyota Corolla head-on. 
The impact knocked the Toyota into a ditch, while the Buick ended up sideways on the highway.
The driver of the Toyota was Stephanie Strube, 47, and the only passenger was her daughter, Daniella, 14. 
All three had to be extricated in what authorities called a “very extensive” process, with both cars severely damaged.
It took about 20 minutes to get the first person out and about 30 minutes before the final one was freed. All were airlifted to Atlanta area hospitals.
Family friends said Strube and her daughter are improving and could be home in a day or so.
Spratlin died at Grady Hospital, Wright said.
Anyone with information in finding Spratlin’s relatives is asked to call the GSP Newnan Post 24 at 770-254-7202.



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