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Wreck victims identified
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The two people killed in a Tuesday evening wreck near Riceboro have been identified.
Georgia State Patrol Trooper Robert Barry said Jonathon Russell, 10, and Amanda Wright, 19, died when the vehicle they were in collided with a pickup at the intersection of intersection of Barrington Ferry Road and Highway 17 just north of Riceboro. Two people were also injured in the accident that happened shortly before 6 p.m. The trooper did not identify the people who were in the back seat of the 2000 Dodge Neon that Wright was reportedly driving. Barry did say the injured victims included an 11-year-old brother of the youngest victim.
The trooper said Wright was turning off Barrington Ferry onto the highway and apparently failed to yield the right-of-way, darting into the path of a 2002 Dodge pickup driven by Dion French, 44, of Midway.
"From what we determined the woman failed to yield the right-of-way and was struck on the driver's side, killing her and a 10-year-old boy and injuring another child and a woman," Barry said.
The injuried were taken by ambulance to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah. Their condition has not been reported. Barry said it was possible the 11-year-old sustained at least a broke leg.
Riceboro Assistant Fire Chief Dennis Fitzgerald said the department's jaws of life were used to get the victims out of the wreckage.
"When were arrived, the two people in the back seat were conscious, I couldn't tell you the extent of there injuries but it appeared not life threatning.
Barry said the accident is still under investigation.

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