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January 30--  A Vidalia man has died of injuries received in a Toombs County auto accident Saturday night.

Toombs County Sheriff Junior Kight reports 39-year-old Hope Achenbach, III and his brother-in-law, Todd Meeks, had been visiting at the home of Shannon Gay at 597 Hillsboro Road.  When leaving, Achenbach ran off the dirt road not far from the house where his car hit a tree and overturned.

Officers arrived on the scene and could not find Achenbach.  His brother-in-law was not hurt, but people in the house said Achenbach had come in to wash off some blood and left. Sheriff Kight says officers searched the area but could not find Achenbach.

Sunday morning Gay call Toombs County 911 to report Achenbach's body had been found in the woods behind his house.  Sheriff Kight says it was apparent he had suffered a head injury.

The body was sent to the Georgia State Crime Lab.  Sheriff Kight says his office, the Georgia State Patrol, the GBI and the Toombs County coroner are investigating.