UPDATED ON 6: Columbia County Crash Claims Life Of Groom; Bride - WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta-Aiken

UPDATED ON 6: Columbia County Crash Claims Life Of Groom; Bride In Critical Condition

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***UPDATED at 12:17 P.M. on Monday, June 3rd***

A young woman is clinging to life after a devastating accident in Columbia County Saturday night.

Crystal Krentler Orzechowski is in critical condition at Georgia Regents Medical Center after a head-on collision on Washington Road near Pollard's Corner. Her husband, 37-year-old Brian Orzechowski, was killed in the collision.

Authorities say the couple had just gotten married and were on their way to their honeymoon cabin at the time of the crash.

According to Captain Steve Morris, with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, there is no sign that the groom had been drinking. Toxicology reports are being conducted.

Torvory Curry, of Lincolnton, was the driver other car. There's no word on his condition, at this time. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

We will continue to follow this story and will provide more information as it becomes available.


***POSTED at 8:53 A.M. on Sunday, June 2nd***

One person is dead and another is recovering at the hospital after a car accident on Saturday night.

Columbia County investigators say the wreck happened at 9:30 p.m. on Washington Road near Wildwood Park.

Investigators say the driver and passenger of one vehicle crossed the median into oncoming traffic hitting another vehicle head on.

The driver was pronounced dead on the scene. The passenger was airlifted to the hospital.

Stay tuned to WJBF News Channel 6 for more updates as they become available.

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