Two people are dead Wednesday night following a two car accident on East Oglethorpe Highway not far from Bill Carter Road. Georgia State Patrol Trooper, Markus White has confirmed two people were deceased in the same vehicle and four victims had to be transported to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.
Liberty County Fire Services Chief, Brian Darby said two patients had to be extricated from the vehicles. One adult patient was flown by a medical helicopter while two adults and a child were transported by ambulance.
Liberty County Coroner, Reginald Pierce said an adult female and a preteen child were pronounced dead at the scene. He was unable to say for sure if they were from Liberty County.
Portions of the westbound lane of East Oglethorpe Highway was closed for several hours while members of the Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team (SCRT) conducted an investigation.
Liberty County Fire Services, the Liberty County Sheriffs Office, two emergency medical vehicles from Bryan County / Midway police were on hand to assist.
According to an eyewitness who also assisted at the scene the accident happened around 6 p.m. Dec. 23.
John Slappy said he came across the accident and jumped into action.
“When I saw the accident, I rushed over and pulled the occupants of the vehicle out,” he said. “There were four people in one vehicle and two in the other vehicle.”
Slappy said one of the people he pulled from the wreckage was a young child around six-years-of-age. He said she was okay and still in the car seat when he pulled her out.
He said one vehicle had four occupants of which two appeared to have been deceased. He said the other car had two people, one who exited the car on their own and another he helped out of the car.
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