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Statesboro woman struck by car
30-year-old critically injured
GSP accident

A Statesboro woman was critically injured Friday night after being struck by a car on Highway 301 North near Clito.

According to witnesses, April Morrow, 30, of Jones Mill Road, appeared to intentionally dart out in front of the 2003 Honda Element driven by Kandice Mitchell, 28, of Highway 301 North, according to Georgia State Patrol reports.

Mitchell’s car struck Morrow with its front passenger bumper, reports stated. The accident occurred around 9:20 p.m. Friday near Kyle Sorrell Road. Witnesses told troopers the driver could not have avoided striking Morrow.

Morrow was airlifted to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah. Troopers had no information about her condition Tuesday.

No charges were filed in the accident, according to reports.

Another victim struck by a vehicle Saturday remains in critical condition in the neurointensive care unit at Memorial Health. Jason Chester, 31, of Misty Lane, was struck by a car at Wild Wings Café in Statesboro around 1:17 a.m.

Chester’s mother, Kathy Chester, spoke from the hospital waiting room Tuesday and said her son suffered “major head trauma, facial fractures and bleeding on the brain.” He remains heavily sedated but is showing some signs of response.

“He is still critical and has a long way to go,” she said, adding that prayers are appreciated.

Morrow’s family members were not in hospital waiting rooms and were not immediately available for comment Tuesday, a hospital spokesperson said. Morrow is being treated in the hospital’s trauma intensive care unit, according to hospital records.


Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.



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