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02/08/07

Ardsley Park Wreck Kills Mother of Three

A Chatham County mother of three was killed this morning in a gruesome wreck. The wreck happened around 9am at the intersection of Reynolds and 65th Streets in Savannah's Ardsley Park neighborhood.

Witnesses say the driver of a Jeep Wrangler ran a stop sign and slammed into the mother's Chevy Tahoe. The black Tahoe flipped over several times, ejecting the mother. Then the SUV landed on top of her and killed her.

Mary Moffat was one of many people who heard or saw the wreck and rushed to help. "I ran, I was barefoot, I ran through the glass to the upside down vehicle because I thought, 'My gosh, that's the one with the most damage,'" Moffat said. "I saw there was a person there, I saw the woman's leg."

The mother who was killed was 30-year-old Jessica Dorsey. She had just dropped off her daughter at Pooler Elementary School.

Savannah-Chatham police say the driver of the Jeep that hit her is 65-year-old Melinda Heidt of Guyton, Georgia. Moffat said she saw Heidt sitting on the curb after the wreck. "She was very sorry, I really felt bad for her," said Moffat.

Police say Dorsey was not wearing her seatbelt and this wreck is a reminder to all of us to buckle up.

"Definitely, wear your seatbelt, yeah" Moffat said. "Wear your seatbelt."

Police are still investigating this accident and say charges are pending.

Reported by: Michelle Paynter, mpaynter@wtoc.com

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