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Fatal car wreck reported in Jones County

A second fatal single-vehicle accident in three days in Jones County was reported Sunday afternoon.Sgt. Clay Wiggins of the Jones County Sheriff’s Office said James Hudson, 60, of Upper River Road, was pronounced dead at the scene after being thrown from his Volkswagon convertible when it overturned on Ga. 18.

Hudson, who was alone in the car, was traveling west on Ga. 18 and nearing Upper River Road when it appeared his car ran off the road, then overturned when he tried to correct it, Wiggins said.

Wiggins said the sheriff’s department was notified of the accident at 1:46 p.m. There were no witnesses, he said, and the cause of death has not been determined, pending an autopsy.

Wiggins also released the name of a woman killed in another single-car accident Friday. Gloria Jean Woodward, 65, of Chambers Road was found dead in her Dodge Durango sport utility vehicle after it overturned into a creek off Chambers Road, Wiggins said. The sheriff’s office was alerted about the accident at 3:17 p.m. Friday when a passer-by spotted the upside down vehicle.

Wiggins said it is unknown how long the vehicle had been in the creek, which was about chest deep. He said Woodward’s body was found submerged but that the cause of death awaits an autopsy.

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