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Two die in Hamilton wreck


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Two people have died following a head-on collision in Hamilton. 


Brandi Jo Barnes, 32, and Malcom L. Houk, 54, both of Hamilton, died late Thursday, according to a press release from Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley. Barnes was driving a 2006 Pontiac heading west on Hamilton Road when her vehicle collided with Houk's 2004 Chevy pickup headed east on the same road. Houk was driving, and his wife was a passenger. 


The collision occurred at about 7:30 p.m. near Grubb Springs Road. 


Barnes was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the press release. Houk and his wife were both taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus where Houk died a few hours later. 


Neither Barnes nor Houk was wearing seatbelts, according to the press release. 


Monroe County Sheriff's Office is investigating the accident.




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