A third victim in a fatal accident on U.S. 301 South last month has died. Eight-year-old Aina Smith passed away Tuesday morning after battling injuries sustained in the accident for weeks, said Georgia State Patrol spokesperson Norma Willis.
Willis said Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch confirmed the child died Tuesday at Memorial Health University Medical in Savannah. Sherry Weaver, 36, Russell Road, Waverly, remains in critical condition, she said.
The Feb. 20 crash on U.S. 301 South near Oakwood Drive also took the lives of two men in a minivan that was struck by a tanker truck, according to Georgia State Patrol reports.
Thomas Weaver, 62, Hwy. 82, Brunswick; and 58-year-old Sherman Weaver, of Woodland Way, Brunswick, were killed in the crash.
Georgia State Patrol Trooper First-Class Carl Hutchinson, who responded to the scene along with several other troopers shortly after 7:10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20, told the Statesboro Herald the Oldsmobile minivan, driven by Sherry Weaver, was turning left onto U.S. 301 South from Oakwood Drive, and pulled into the path of an 18-wheeler tanker rig.
Thomas Williams Jr., 31, of Alice Avenue, Lithonia, was driving the tanker, reports stated. He was not injured.
The investigation was turned over to the GSP Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team (SCRT), and remains under investigation.