A Colbert couple died following a head-on collision on the Athens Perimeter near Chase Street Tuesday, Feb. 17. According to Lt. David Coker of the Athens-Clarke County Police Department’s traffic division, a Ford minivan driven by 79-year-old Floree Wilkins, Colbert, was heading eastbound near Chase Street around 5:41 p.m. when it crossed the median, bounced off a guardrail in the opposing lanes of traffic and then struck a Chevrolet blazer head on.

Mrs. Wilkins was pronounced dead at Athens Regional Medical Center a short time later.

Her husband, William Wilkins, 85, a passenger in the minivan, died as a result of his injuries on Saturday, Feb. 21, at Athens Regional.

The driver of the blazer was not seriously injured, according to Coker.

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