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September 29, 2022

Clayton, GA – Update: Two Killed in Fatal Crash at GA-2 & McWorter Ln 

Clayton, GA (September 29, 2022) – Two people lost their lives in a fatal collision that took place at an intersection in Clayton on Wednesday afternoon, September 28. The parties involved in the accident have since been identified by police. 

According to Rabun County officials, the accident happened around 3:15 p.m. at the intersection of GA-2 and McWorter Lane. Police confirmed that a Mercedes Benz was traveling in the area when the driver was involved in a collision with a Ford Ranger pickup truck due to reasons that are still under investigation. The involved vehicles were badly damaged in the collision. 

Several local responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were called to the scene to help those in need. The driver of the Mercedes, identified as 81-year-old Judith Hughes, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. Her passenger was also pronounced deceased, who has since been identified as 91-year-old Patricia Safko. The driver of the pickup truck, identified as 71-year-old Dennis Dalrymple, was seriously injured and taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital by medical helicopter. 

Due to the severity of the collision, the roadway was blocked at the intersection for an extended period of time. Police worked to clear the scene as quickly as possible. 

No further details have been released but the investigation into the collision continues. 

We would like to offer our condolences to the family and friends of the victims whose lives were taken in this accident. We also hope that the injured victim receives a full recovery from his injuries. 

Fatal Accidents in Georgia

Car accidents take place in the blink of an eye throughout the state of Georgia every year. Though these accidents tend to lead to serious injuries, others take the lives of those involved. In 2020, it was reported by the Georgia Department of Transportation that over 1,730 people were killed in fatal car accidents. If you have lost someone you love in a fatal accident, you and your family should know that you have legal options so that you can get back on your feet. 

Facing the aftermath of a car accident can be an impactful time in your life. This is why you should speak with a Clayton car accident attorney who has your best interests in mind. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that keep piling up against you. You should not have to worry about these stressful aspects entirely on your own. If you are wondering where you can turn, you should seek the assistance of a Clayton wrongful death attorney that can help you every step of the way. 

Our attorneys at Monge & Associates are here to help you after you have lost someone close to you in a fatal accident. We understand how overwhelming a fatal collision can be and offer our help and resources every step of the way during one of the most difficult times in your life. Our attorneys will help you work toward compensation for a wide array of aspects, such as the following: 

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages and future lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Funeral and burial expenses

If you have lost someone close to you in an accident, you should never have to face these devastating losses on your own. Please contact a wrongful death attorney in Clayton at (888) 688-1924 to find out what options you have at this time. 

Note: Our writers used secondary sources when creating this accident news post. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident, therefore, if there is any information that is incorrect, contact Monge & Associates immediately. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  We will remove a post if requested. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene described in this post.