Woman killed, man seriously injured in early Sunday morning wreck


A woman was killed and a man seriously injured early Sunday morning in a one vehicle wreck in Pike County.

Deputies of the Pike County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) responded at approximately 3:26 a.m. to the scene on Highway 109 in the area of Weems Road.

Officials say a Kia Sorento was travelling westbound when it left the roadway and struck several trees.

The passenger, 27-year-old Christina Payne, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, 29-year-old Jacob Norton, was airlifted to an Atlanta trauma unit for treatment.

PCSO traffic investigators have not yet determined the cause of the wreck. A blood sample was collected from Norton for blood alcohol and toxicology testing, which will be conducted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab.
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  1. Mark A. Hawkins says:

    Devastated to see this, I just sold them their house om Union School Rd last week. Great couple, just moved from Jackson.

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