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Woman dies in Worth crash

SYLVESTER — Emergency crews responded to the scene of a wreck in Worth County Sunday that left one woman dead and put two of her family members in the hospital, officials with the Georgia State Patrol say.

The accident took place at the intersection of State Highway 256 and Sumner Road just after 2 p.m. and involved a 2009 Nissan Quest minivan and a six-wheel box truck, authorities say.

“The Quest was going north on Sumner Road, and the truck was going west on 256,” said Senior Trooper Darryl Benton with GSP Post 40 in Albany. “(The Quest) stopped at a stop sign. After coming to a stop, it preceded into the path of (the truck).

“(The driver of the truck) attempted to avoid a collision. (The truck’s) front end collided with the passenger side of (the Quest).”

The driver of the Nissan was identified as Tamara E. Jarvis, 47. Sitting in the front passenger seat was her daughter, Katherine Marie Jarvis, 20, and Paige E. Jarvis, 17, was sitting in the rear passenger seat.

Katherine Jarvis succumbed to her injuries from the crash. Tamara Jarvis and Paige Jarvis have both since been taken to a hospital in Macon, Benton said.

As of Monday afternoon, the mother was in critical condition, while the 17-year-old was in stable condition, the officer said.

The driver of the truck was identified as Christopher Cutliff, 31. He was not injured in the crash, Benton said.

The accident remains under investigation. As of Monday afternoon, there had not been any charges filed in connection with the crash, the trooper said.