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  • Writer's pictureTravis Dockery

Collision Results In Multiple Deaths

An Andrews, North Carolina woman named Rachel Long, age 37, was killed in a head-on collision in Hiawassee, Georgia Sunday, March 10th around 9 p.m.

The crash occurred when Jimmy Reece Reger, a 23 year old man from Jasper, Georgia, attempted to pass another vehicle on a double yellow line.

Reger's Ford Explorer collided with a southbound Ford Maverick, injuring himself, the Maverick's driver, and a 6-year-old child. Long, the front right passenger of the Maverick, died as a result of the collision. The driver and 6-year old were taken to area hospital for treatment of their injuries.

Reger was charged with driving under the influence, homicide by vehicle, and serious injury by vehicle. On Tuesday, March 12th, the Towns County Coroner's Office released a statement saying Reger had succumbed to his injuries and passed away.

The Hiawassee Police Department shared on their Facebook that the six year old had been released from the hospital on Tuesday, and was headed home to recover.

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