Worth Co. senior dies in Tifton wreck

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Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 11:24 AM EDT
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TIFTON, Ga. (WALB) - A Worth County High School senior died in a crash that happened in Tifton on Saturday, according to Joseph Thompson, Tift County deputy coroner.

Rose Jolly, 19, died at the scene of the crash, according to Thompson.

The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) said it was dispatched to the scene, which happened at the intersection of U.S. 82 and Carpenter Road, shortly after 11:30 a.m.

GSP said Jolly was the passenger in a Jeep Renegade. The driver was taken to Tift Regional Medical Center.

An 18-wheeler was also involved in the crash, according to GSP. The semi-truck driver was not hospitalized.

Thompson said because of the circumstances surrounding the crash, the death was reported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation medical examiner. Thompson also said the body is in Macon for an autopsy.

No charges are filed or pending at this time, according to GSP.

“We are devastated by her loss and send our deepest condolences to her family,” Worth County High School said in a Facebook post.

Banks Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

It is with a very heavy heart that we inform you that we lost one of our Seniors today in a fatal car accident. Please...

Posted by Worth County High School on Saturday, June 5, 2021

The SCRT team in Valdosta is conducting a crash analysis.

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