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Honda crossed I-85, struck airport shuttle van
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Forsyth County News

Friends, family recall the life of Moore.

The Georgia State Patrol trooper who worked the Sunday night wreck that claimed the life of a 33-year-old Forsyth County woman and her cousin described a violent collision on busy Interstate 85 in Coweta County.

Sgt. Lance Greene, a 14-year veteran of the force, said the damage to Christine Dowie Moore's Honda Civic was "some of the worst" he has ever seen.

Greene said Brandon Mailman was driving Moore's 2008 Honda Civic on I-85 south Sunday night when he lost control, crossed the median and collided with a Ford Econoline van.

Greene, who is assigned to the state patrol's Newnan post, said the impact threw Moore and Brandon Mailman, 22, from the vehicle. Both died at the scene.

Mailman's friend, Michael Hodge of Midland, was asleep in the back seat and walked away with minor injuries.
Greene said alcohol was a contributing factor in the incident.

Still, it's likely that no one will be charged in the wreck, Greene said, because Mailman died and Greene "chose not to get a blood (alcohol) test."

"There would be no one to charge," Greene said.

The van was a shuttle from Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, Greene said. Aboard were a driver and two passengers.

The driver was flown to Atlanta Medical Center with serious injuries, he said. The passengers were taken to an area hospital. Their conditions could not be determined.

The wreck shut down the interstate in both directions for more than hour.