GSP investigates fatal accident in Effingham County

EFFINGHAM CO., Ga. (WSAV) – An accident involving a tractor-trailer and two vehicles left one dead and one with serious injuries today in Effingham County.

The tractor-trailer hit two vehicles that were stopped on Highway 80 as it attempted to make a left turn onto another roadway. One of the vehicles hit was forced into a ditch.

According to Georgia State Patrol, 47-year-old Nathan Wolfe of Pembroke, Georgia was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

The passenger and victim’s wife Carlene Wolfe, 53, was airlifted to Memorial Health Hospital in Savannah with serious injuries.

The roadway was closed for around three hours.

Charges are pending and the cause of the crash is still being investigated by Georgia State Patrol


EFFINGHAM CO., Ga. (WSAV) – Multiple agencies are on the scene of a fatal accident, which has closed all lanes on Highway 80 near Highway 17.

Units were dispatched around 12:15 p.m.  to the scene of the accident involving a semi-truck and multiple vehicles.

Effingham County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Joe Heath says at least one person has been killed in the accident.

Traffic is being diverted down Highway 17 and Old River Road. Officials expect the highway will be shut down for another hour.

Drivers are advised to avoid the area until the roadway has been cleared.

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