Update: Fatal accident on U.S. Route 1 in Jefferson County

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email
The coroner confirms a mother died on the way to a relative

One dead in accident in Jefferson County

Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW) -- The coroner confirms a mother died on the way to a relative's funeral on U.S. Route 1 just south of Wrens Thursday morning.

The coroner said 38-year-old Heather Irwin Phillips and one of her three sons were headed to their grandmother's funeral at the time of the accident.

Irwin's 10-year-old-son Jordan was airlifted to MCG. The driver of the tractor-trailer, Clinton Washington, 51, was not injured.

Georgia State Patrol say a tractor trailer hit a gold Honda accord head on when a pick up truck slowed down to make a left turn on a private road. The GSP specialized reconstruction team is investigating the accident.

No charges have been filed at this time, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

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