Teen dies after weekend crash in Effingham County

EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) - Theresa "Karlie" Miles, 19, of Springfield died from her injuries on Wednesday following a three car crash on Sunday on Old Augusta Road South. Miles is the third person to die from the accident.

Effingham County Sheriff's deputies responded to the scene of the crash shortly before 4 p.m. on Sunday.

"Initial reports indicate that two people in a van traveling North on Old Augusta Road were killed after a pickup truck traveling South crossed into their path," Sheriff's Spokesman David Ehsanipoor said.

Megan Kessler, 30, of Rincon and her mother, Marlys Stempke, of Allenhurst, were both pronounced dead at the scene. Ivey Castaneda, 15, of Effingham County remains at Memorial University Medical Center with serious injuries.

Castaneda is a student at Effingham County High School.

The crash remains under investigation by the Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team.

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