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Head-on collision kills 2, injures others on Mother’s Day

A Milledgeville woman, headed home from Macon, was killed along with her passenger Sunday night in a head-on collision near Milledgeville.

Sharon Holsey Jackson, 47, and Kalvin Thomas, 48, of Macon, were pronounced dead at the scene, Baldwin County Coroner John Gonzalez and Deputy Coroner Ken Garland said.

Jackson was driving a Nissan Sentra that was hit head on by a GMC Yukon in the 600 block of Ga. 49 near Pettigrew Road just before 8 p.m. Sunday, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

Members of the Jones and Harris families, both of Kathleen, were traveling in the Yukon, and at least two of them were injured in the crash.

The driver, Dequarius T. Jones, 17, was seriously hurt with chest injuries and was taken to the Medical Center, Navicent Health, in Macon, Gonzalez said.

No further information about the extent of other injuries was immediately available, but the other occupants of the Yukon were identified as Quadarius Jones, 17, Adrienne Harris, 40, Vernell Harris Jr., 13 Madison Harris, 9, and Zachary V. Harris, 40.

“At this time it is believed that the driver of the Yukon was fatigued and dozed off, causing him to leave his lane of travel,” a GSP news release said.

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the accident with its Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team.

Liz Fabian: 478-744-4303, @liz_lines

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