Jefferson County wreck kills 4, injures others

LOUISVILLE, Ga. — A collision in rural Jefferson County left four people dead and two hospitalized Friday night.

 

Around 9 p.m. a Nissan Altima with a Clarke County tag traveling north on Georgia Highway 296 reportedly ran a stop sign at Georgia Highway 88 and collided with an 18-wheeler hauling agricultural product.

 

According to witnesses, the truck attempted to avoid the car and ran off the north side of the road.

Emergency responders worked to free the driver and front passenger, both males, who were transported to an Augusta hospital. The front passenger was taken by helicopter to the hospital. .

Jefferson County Coroner Edward James said the four backseat passengers, three females and one male, were dead at the scene.

The truck driver who is from Sandersville and works for a Tennille-based company, sustained minor injuries.

James said that the bodies were being sent to the state crime lab and the names of those involved were being withheld until their families could be notified.

 

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