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Highway 17 at Jabez Jones Rd. slowed following fatal wreck

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EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

According to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office, Highway 17 at Jabez Jones Road is slowed following a fatal wreck with entrapment.  

A Jeep was traveling recklessly on Highway 17 and collided head-on with a white vehicle.

A four-year-old boy has been confirmed dead. A man has sustained life-threatening injuries and one woman is in critical condition. The family of the child has not yet been notified.

Life Star responded to the accident.

Deputies are still investigating what may have caused the crash, but they did say they found alcohol on the scene but aren't saying whether that played a factor.

Authorities have cleared all lanes of Highway 17, but said traffic is still moving slow. 

Traffic is moving very slowly. Expect delays.

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