A 12-year-old girl was killed and two of her siblings were injured Sunday in a wrong-way crash in Henry County, police said.
The driver of a white Ford F-150 was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of U.S. 41 before colliding with two vehicles just north of Circle Drive in Hampton, Henry County police spokesman Capt. Joey Smith said.
The 12-year-old, identified as Jacie Webb of Griffin, was a passenger in a Chevrolet Suburban.
Webb’s 9-year-old sister and 11-year-old brother are in serious condition at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, police said. Her 2-year-old sister was not injured, and her mother, the driver of the Suburban, was taken to Atlanta Medical Center with minor injuries, police said.
The driver of the third vehicle, a Mitsubishi Galant, was taken to Grady with minor injuries.
The F-150 driver, whose name was not released, has not been charged, but Smith said the case is being investigated as a possible DUI accident. The man is in serious condition at Grady, Smith said, and it is unknown when he might be released.
“Investigators will determine what charges soon,” Smith said.
Griffin community members are organizing a baseball tournament for June 29 at Wyomia Tyus Park in Jacie’s memory. A GoFundMe page has also been created, raising half of its $10,000 goal in less than a day.
“She was like my own daughter,” Karen Davis told Channel 2 Action News. “She was the most precious thing you ever you met in your life.”
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