There were more passengers in the truck who sustained only minor injuries, but no one in the third car was injured. The women in the hospital is out of surgery, and the toddler is reported to be in stable condition.
A memorial fund has been created in the name of 21-year-old Me'Chelle Lynn Harden and her 1-year-old baby girl Paisley Arianna Winkler after their passing in an accident on Friday afternoon in Evans County. The accident happened around 4:10 p.m.
Deputies say Megan Kessler, a special education teacher at Effingham High School, and her mother, Marlys Stempke of Allenhurst, were traveling in a van along Old Augusta Road shortly before 4 p.m. Sunday when a pickup truck crossed into their lane, killing both women.
Two riders on a motorcycle were killed after they crashed on Ga. 365 south. "The motorcycle went off into the median, and the driver lost control," GSP Sgt. Anthony Coleman said. The Georgia State Patrol said speed was the main factor, though alcohol may also have been involved.
The accident blocked traffic from about 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Two drivers were involved in the accident and one was arrested on charges stemming from marijuana being in his possession. The driver passed a sobriety test and marijuana was not suspected of playing a role in the accident.