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'The most dangerous intersection in Effingham County' takes woman's life


An intersection deputies describe as dangerous claimed a woman's life Friday morning near Guyton.

It happened about 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of Blue Jay and Midland roads, a popular cut-through for truckers.

Deputies say a truck driver ran a stop sign and plowed into a woman as she was driving across Midland Road. She was declared dead at the scene. Her name hasn't been released, pending notification of all kin.

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the wreck, and charges are expected against the semi driver. His name hasn't been released.

Wood Brewster has lived at Blue Jay and Midland for 40 years and calls it "the most dangerous intersection in Effingham County."

Law enforcement and residents say wrecks are common in the area. The speed limit has been lowered and a caution light installed to combat the problem.

But Brewster thinks "a flashing red light's not going to work."

He's hoping a stoplight will be installed at the intersection.

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