UPDATE: The two people killed in this morning’s wreck on I-95 have been identified. They were were Julia Brazil of South Carolina and her daughter Tammie Stafford. Stafford was pronounced dead at the scene. Brazil died at the hospital in Brunswick.
The driver of the Accord who has not yet been charged has been identified as Noe Joe Guillen Herrera, 20, of Rhode Island. Warrants for DUI are being taken out.
The driver of the Volvo was Julia Brazil’s son; his spouse was also in the vehicle. A person in the Dodge Nitro that was also involved in the multiple-car wreck was seriously injured.
Five vehicles were involved in the accident near mile marker 61
southbound on I-95. Traffic was diverted off of I-95 by Liberty County
Sheriff’s Deputies and rerouted onto Highway 17 towards Townsend.
According to Georgia State Patrol Specialized Reconstruction Team Investigator Trooper First Class Kevin Ziegler, the accident occurred shortly after 2:30 a.m. Thursday on mile marker 61 in McIntosh County. Ziegler said a Honda Accord driven by a man (Herrera) was traveling in the southbound lanes when it struck a Volvo with four occupants inside (Julia Brazil and her family members). The Volvo had become disabled in the left hand lane and the occupants exited the vehicle to seek safety on the shoulder of the road near the guard rails.
While on the roadway a Dodge Nitro occupied with four people struck the Volvo. Within minutes of striking the Volvo, a Chevy Cruise with two occupants struck both the Dodge Nitro and Volvo. A Dodge Ram later struck the Dodge Nitro.
At one point the two women from South Carolina were struck by one of the vehicles. One of the women was transported to Southeast Georgia Health System, Brunswick Campus, and the other woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Georgia State Patrol SCRT is leading the investigation. The driver of the Honda Accord is facing DUI charges