Driver killed, child injured in head-on collision in Paulding County

A driver involved in a head-on collision in Paulding County Thursday night was killed, Georgia State Patrol confirmed.

The wreck happened in the evening hours Thursday. SKY FOX 5 was over the scene on GA Highway 61 around 6:30 pm. where multiple emergency crews could be seen responding.

Authorities said the driver of a Chevy Cobalt crossed over the center line and hit a another vehicle traveling in the opposite direction.

The driver of the Cobalt was taken to a hospital where they later died, authorities said.

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Georgia State Patrol troopers said a 7-year-old in the second vehicle suffered severe injuries and was airlifted to a hospital. 

The names of the victims have not yet been released.