Fatal accident in Maysville under investigation by GSP, coroner

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Emergency units from Maysville Fire/ Rescue, Commerce Rescue and Jackson County EMS responded to 577 Yarbrough Ridgeway Road in Maysville on a reported auto accident with injuries just before 9:30 p.m. on Friday.

A two-vehicle accident was found and there were injured persons in both vehicles. The occupants of both vehicles were trapped and required extrication by rescue members.

Three patients were transported by EMS to Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens. One sustained minor injuries while another was listed in serious condition. The third victim, described as middle-aged female from the local area, was in critical condition and later died of her injuries at the hospital.

One rescue member was injured on the scene by a falling object and transported by EMS to Northridge Medical Center in Commerce. He was treated for minor injuries and released the next day.

The Georgia State Patrol and the Jackson County Coroner’s Office is investigation the accident. The road was closed for several hours during the investigation which wrapped just after 1:30 a.m.