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9-Year-Old Georgia Boy Killed in South Carolina Vehicle Wreck


August 10, 2018

JASPER COUNTY, SC. – July 27, 2018 (islandpacket.com) According to an online news story from islandpacket.com, a 9-year-old boy from Georgia was killed July 26 in a vehicle accident on Interstate 95 in Jasper County, South Carolina.*

Sometime in the evening on July 26, Andrea Hardy, of Hinesville, Georgia, was driving a 2012 Jeep Liberty southbound on Interstate 95 in Jasper County. It was reportedly raining at the time, and there were two children with her in the Jeep. Around mile marker 14, Hardy ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree. 

Hardy and one of the children were transported to Savannah Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. The second child, a 9-year-old boy, was also transported to a nearby hospital (it is unclear if it was also Savannah Memorial) with a fractured skull and brain injury, according to the Jasper County Coroner’s office. He died of his injuries shortly after 9 p.m. The boy’s name has been released but withheld from this story for privacy reasons. 

Officials indicate Hardy and both children were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. Authorities are continuing to investigate the collision and have not yet released additional information. 

The stretch of I-95 where the crash occurred has been the site of so many other accidents that people have dubbed it “coffin corridor.” A collision occurred at the same spot just one day before Hardy ran off the road. From 2010 to early 2015, the 35-mile area through Jasper County saw 22 deaths. The vast majority of these involved run-off-the-road crashes into the trees along the interstate. Last year, the South Carolina Department of Transportation began a $9 million project along the stretch to remove trees and correct the road’s shoulders. 

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