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South Georgia wreck claims local woman
Mother, sister injured in collision
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Forsyth County News

A South Forsyth High School graduate was killed Sunday in a two-vehicle wreck in south Georgia that also injured her mother and younger sister.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, Katherine Marie Jarvis, 20, was a passenger in a 2009 Nissan Quest that was struck by a freight truck on Ga. 256 in Worth County.

Jarvis’ mother, Tamara, who was driving the Nissan, remained in critical condition Tuesday afternoon at the Medical Center of Central Georgia, a hospital spokeswoman said. Her sister Paige, 17, has been discharged.

Students and staff at Lambert High School, which Paige Jarvis attends, are rallying support for the family.

“I am terribly saddened by the tragic events that have happened to the Jarvis family,” said Principal Gary Davison. “Paige is a delightful and caring young lady that is known to everyone at Lambert High School.

“The entire Lambert community is saddened by the loss. Our collective hearts mourn today for their family. Paige and her entire family continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.”

According to the state patrol, the wreck occurred as Tamara Jarvis was traveling north on Sumner Road. After stopping at the intersection of Ga. 256, she pulled into the path of the truck.

The truck struck Nissan on the passenger side, where Katherine Jarvis, who graduated from South in 2010, was sitting. Her sister was in the vehicle’s second row, according to the state patrol.

The 31-year-old truck driver from Albany was not injured in the wreck, and no charges have been filed, according to the state patrol.