Two women killed in Jefferson County car accidents after collision with U-Haul truck

Two women died Thursday afternoon in a traffic accident on Highway 1 in Jefferson County.

Amy Caywood, 35, of Com­merce, Ga., and Elise Cun­ning­ham, 49, of Louisville, died after their cars were struck by a man driving a U-Haul truck, according to Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Fay McGahee.

The U-Haul sideswiped Cay­wood’s vehicle, then struck Cunningham’s vehicle head-on about 2:45 p.m., McGahee said.

The driver of the U-Haul was airlifted to Georgia Re­gents Medical Center. His condition has not been released.

The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending, McGahee stated.