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Courtney Hill, 23, Paisleigh Hill, 1, and Lois Burke, 68, killed in 2-vehicle wreck on U.S. Highway 25 at Gays Hill Church Road south in Jenkins County, Georgia

Modified Date: 
Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:39am
Accident Date: 
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

GSP investigates deadly crash in Jenkins County

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a crash that left three people dead. It happened on U.S. Highway 25 just south of Millen just before 9 p.m. Wednesday night. GSP says one car was turning onto Gays Hill Church Road when a second car hit it from behind. There is no word yet if there will be any charges filed, and the names of those killed has not been released.

Crash in Millen kills three people

According to GSP, one vehicle was turning right onto Gays Hill Church Road when a second vehicle struck it from behind. Three people are dead after a crash south of Millen. They are 23-year-old Courtney Hill, who was driving, 68-year-old Lois Burke, and 1-year-old Paisley Hill, all of Portal. Three people in the car that was making the turn were killed. The call came in to dispatch just before 9 p.m.

Family members Lois Burke, Cortney Hill and her 1-year-old daughter killed in car wreck

Hill, her 1-year-old daughter, Paisley, and 68-year-old grandmother Lois Burke were pronounced dead at the scene. Hill’s grandfather and niece were also in the car and were taken to local hospitals. Hill’s sister-in-law, Brittany Schultz, told WRDW that her grandfather Otis Burke, 66, is clinging to life. “My granddad was airlifted to Memorial Hospital in Savannah," Schultz said. A military family is struggling to cope with the loss of three family members after a Marine’s wife, her grandmother and her baby daughter were killed in a car accident Wednesday night in Millen, Georgia. WRDW reports Hill’s husband, James Hill II, is a private in the Marines and is flying home.

Funeral arrangements for crash victims in Jenkins Co.

WTOC is learning that a funeral service for the victims killed in a car crash in Jenkins County has been planned. Lois Burke, Cortney Hill and Paisleigh Hill were killed in a car crash in Millen last week. GSP officials say they were driving home from a church service, when another car ran into the back of the car Cortney was driving. The funeral is Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Long Branch Church of God on Highway 25 in Jenkins County.

YouCaring: Funeral Expenses for the Hill + Burns families

On the evening of January 27th, 2016 - the family of one of my husband's new Marines suffered a terrible loss all at once. This Marine, PFC Hill was away in a different state at MOS School after recently joining the Marines when back in his home town his wife, 6 month old daughter, his grandmother, grandfather, and 4 year old niece were all invovled in a tragic car accident. His 4 year old niece thankfully made it out alive and is safe, but his grandfather is on life support....and unfortunately his wife, 6 month old daughter, and grandmother all died at the scene. Pictured above is PFC Hill with his wife, daughter, and grandparents who were all involved in the accident.

UPDATE| Man in critical condition after deadly Hwy 25 crash in Millen

"Brother [Ottis] Burke is still in the ICU and is fighting for his life, but we're praying and believing that God will send a miracle," said Wingard, "The power of prayer - prayer changes things."

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Courtney Hill
Lois Burke
Paisleigh Hill
City: 
Millen, GA

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