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Boone family injured in wrong-way crash along Georgia interstate

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Savannah, GA (WBTV/AP) -

A 10-year-old boy from Boone is in serious condition at a Georgia hospital after he and four family members were involved in a wrong-way crash on I-95 Thursday morning.

Authorities say 83-year-old Virgil Hicks and 82-year-old Mary Hicks, of Statesboro, Georgia, were traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of the freeway and collided with an SUV carrying members of the Miller family late Thursday morning. 
 
Police say Hicks turned his 2007 Buick Lucerne left across the freeway trying to get to an exit and collided with a Honda Pilot at the entry to the ramp.

All seven people in the two vehicles were hurt. 
 
Police say Virgil Hicks is in critical condition at a Savannah hospital Friday morning.
 
As of Thursday afternoon, 10-year-old Galen Miller was in serious condition at the same hospital.
 
A hospital spokeswoman said Friday she could not released Miller's updated condition because he is a minor. The boy's mother, Sarah Miller, and Mary Hicks are in stable condition and expected to be okay.

Galen's eight-year-old sister Sidra and six-year-old brother Caspian were also treated for their injuries at the hospital but have since been released.

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