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Second car fatality recorded

By MICHAEL HALL The Brunswick News

A karaoke DJ became Glynn County's second traffic fatality of 2014 Wednesday in a vehicle collision on Blythe Island.

Steven Kennison, 43, of Brunswick, was driving a white Pontiac Sunfire south on Ga. 303, near its intersection with Hillery Trace, at about 5:30 p.m. when his vehicle crossed the center line and was struck on its passenger side, Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering said.

After being struck by a green Ford F-150 pickup truck travelling north near the entrance to Blythe Island Regional Park, Kennison's car came to rest in a ditch on the northbound side of Ga. 303, Doering said.

Doering said it was unclear why Kennison's car crossed the center line and that an investigation is ongoing.

He said Kennison was air-lifted to UF Health at Jacksonville, where he was later pronounced dead.

Kennison was an auto mechanic and a karaoke DJ at restaurants and bars, according to his Facebook page.

The first traffic fatality in Glynn County this year occurred Jan. 5. Renee Dowdy, 52, of Kingsland, was killed when the Buick LaSabre in which she was a passenger was struck from behind at a high rate of speed in a left-turn lane on Golden Isles Parkway at Chapel Crossing Road.

The Georgia State Patrol has charged Kyle Casimir, 19, of Brunswick with vehicular homicide in Dowdy's death. The patrol alleges that he intentionally drove a Dodge Dakota pickup truck into the rear of the car in which Dowdy was riding in an attempt to commit suicide.

Casimir's surname previously was reported incorrectly as Cashmir.

* Reporter Michael Hall writes about public safety, environment and other local topics. Contact him at mhall@thebrunswicknews.com, on Facebook or at 265-8320, ext. 320.