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Woman, child remain critical after Feb. 20 accident with tanker
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    A woman and child remain in critical condition after a Feb. 20 crash on U.S. 301 South that involved a tanker and a passenger van.
    Incomplete reports released at the scene by Georgia State Patrol troopers stated two men were killed, and a third man and a child were critically injured. However, after delays due to ongoing investigations, GSP officials said the survivors of the crash are 36-year-old Sherry Weaver, of Russell Road, Waverly, and 8-year-old Aina Smith.
    Both remain in critical condition at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, state patrol spokesmen said Wednesday.
    Thomas Weaver, 62, Hwy. 82, Brunswick; and 58-year-old Sherman Weaver, of Woodland Way, Brunswick, were killed in the crash.
    Due to the investigation being turned over to the GSP Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team (SCRT), the release of information regarding the crash was delayed.
    According to state patrol reports, Sherry Weaver and the child were airlifted to Savannah after being taken to East Georgia Regional Medical Center immediately after the accident.
    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  an Oldsmobile minivan, driven by Sherry Weaver, was turning left onto U.S. 301 South from Oakwood Drive when it was broad sided by an 18-wheeler tanker rig.
    Thomas Williams Jr., 31, of Alice Avenue, Lithonia, was driving the tanker, reports stated. He was not injured.
    The accident took place near Newell Recycling, a short distance from the spot where two pedestrians were killed a couple weeks ago.

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