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08/16/04

Former Sheriff in Critical Condition

A former Effingham County sheriff is in the hospital after hitting the side of a train around 5am yesterday morning in Rincon. Georgia State Patrol says Jay Space was traveling on west 9th Street when his silver Mercedes hit a moving train.

Space resigned as sheriff in 2002, after he pleaded guilty to one charge under the Georgia Controlled Substances Act for possessing prescription drugs that weren't prescribed to him.

The charges came shortly after he disclosed he had multiple sclerosis.

Space is currently in critical condition at Memorial Health. The accident is under investigation.

Reported by: Hena Daniels, hdaniels@wtoc.com

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