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A wreck Monday evening results in two male subjects transported to the hospital and a fire that erupted Sunday afternoon claiming a farm shed may be an act of arson – by juveniles. See this and more below:

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Hwy 112 Wreck Monday

Two male subjects were transported to the hospital via Worth EMS tonight when their vehicle crashed into a pick-up truck towing a trailer load of hay bales.

The wreck incident occurred on Hwy 112 North in Sylvester around 7:20 P.M.  Sommer Jordan said she was travelling in front of the pick-up involved which was delivering the hay to her home located approximately a mile north of Ephesus Church Road. She said as the truck attempted to enter her driveway behind her, a car having no lights crashed into the passenger side of the Ford F350 pick-up.

Jordan made her way back up the driveway on foot and said she saw flames on the small car as two male passengers attempted successfully to exit. She remembered a water hose was located at the front gate and used it to help fight flames as Worth County Fire/Rescue went to work on scene. Fortunately flames were doused before making contact with any of the eight hay rolls on the truck load.

A witness stated the Chrysler Sebring having the two male passengers contained a bag of empty beer cans on the passenger side floorboard. It has not been determined however if alcohol is a factor in the incident. Both male subjects appeared to have injuries according to witnesses but were responsive. The driver of the F350 apparently suffered no injury.

Traffic was blocked for nearly half an hour following the incident. The Chrysler Sebring had a Turner County tag. We will update as investigating Georgia State Trooper Davis provides information.

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Structure Fire May be Arson

Worth County Fire/Rescue, Sylvester Police, EMS and Worth Deputies responded to a structure fire Sunday around 4 P.M. located behind an East Franklin Street/ Hwy 82 East property.

The structure, fully involved with flames as fire units arrived on scene, was apparently a storage shed located on farming property. Reports to E-911 indicate the farmer witnessed two black male juveniles running from the burning structure. He informed police the subjects ran into woods located between the property and a neighboring apartment complex. Officials learned quickly the two subjects likely reside at Kingston Apartments.

The incident was still under investigation at the time of this report.

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