THOMSON — A three-vehicle accident Monday on Wrens Highway killed a man and seriously injured a woman.
According to Trooper Matthew MacDonald of the Georgia State Patrol, a Crown Victoria sedan going west on the Thomson bypass crossed over to Wire Road, ran a stop sign and was hit in the driver’s side by a northbound 18-wheeler that jack-knifed in the road and then slammed head-on into a southbound Chevrolet HHR SUV.
The driver of the Crown Victoria, James A. Lucas, Jr., 43, of Irmo, S.C., was pronounced dead at the scene by McDuffie County Coroner Foster Wylie.
The driver of the SUV, Felicia Jacobs of Dearing, Ga., was flown to Georgia Regents Medical Center, and the truck driver, William Croft of Kentucky, was uninjured.
The intersection and a portion of the highway – from Harrison Road to the bypass/Wire Road intersection – was closed for several hours as troopers, their special reconstruction team and motor carrier compliance division officers investigated the scene and cleared the wreckage.