Georgia State Patrol Trooper 1st Class R.W. Cason spent the early part of Wednesday mapping out the scene of a fatal weekend accident on U.S. 17.

It wasn't his first trip to Brunswick this year.

"We were just here a month ago," he said, his voice muffled by passing cars on the busy highway.

The state's Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team was in Glynn County in January investigating a different fatal accident, though on the same stretch of highway.

Mikeal "Butterbean" Hodges, 18, was killed Jan. 21 when he was struck and killed by a vehicle while riding his bicycle in the median near the area of Westminister Apartments.

His death was the first motor vehicle fatality in 2008 in the county.

Wednesday, Cason and other members of the team spent the morning inspecting the scene of the fatal accident Saturday that took the lives of 2-year-old Anthony Capers and Shatoya Gasque, 25, both of Brunswick.

The two were killed in a wreck in front of Fountain Lake Estates, about a mile south of where Hodges was killed. They were passengers in a vehicle driven by Brenda Turner, 22, of Brunswick.

Turner allegedly lost control of the car and crossed over the median and into oncoming traffic, running head-on into a Nissan Pathfinder.

Glynn County Coroner Jimmy Durden said Wednesday that both victims apparently died from blunt force trauma.

Now, the accident investigation is in the hands of the Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team, which will attempt to determine through math and science what happened that fateful night.

"We're basically drawing the roadway out to scale," said Cason, whose team went to work after morning traffic time.

Based in Reidsville, the team covers 37 counties and specializes in investigating prosecutable fatal accidents for the Georgia State Patrol.

Mapping out the wreck site is just the beginning. The investigation is more involved than just examining the site.

"We have search warrants to go look at the cars that were involved in the accident next," Cason said.

All of it takes time.

"It will probably be about six months before the investigation is complete," he said.

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