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Coffee County jailer killed in accident

May 3, 2007

Coffee County-- Around midnight Sunday, Deputy Michael Vickers was responding to a call about a possible knife fight.

Jailer Eric Smith was also in the car. A deer jumped in front of their car on Highway 32. Vickers lost control and slammed into a guard rail. Both men were ejected.

Smith died Tuesday at a Savannah hospital. Vickers is still recovering at Coffee Regional Medical Center.

We don't know if either man was wearing a seat belt.

Eric Smith's Funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 PM at the Holiness Campground Church on Highway 32.

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